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Criterion Collection: The Great Beauty [Blu-ray] [Import]


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  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00HE010QM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,335 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ador on April 23 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I had to watch this movie twice in one weekend because on the first view I was so overwhelmed by the visuals I couldn't divert my eyes long enough to focus on the subtitles and I gave in to the "The Great Beauty" of it. Stunning cinematography of Rome and its most coveted views, an incredible performance by the actor (Toni Servillo) who had me caring for Jeb and his plight...

The lighting in this movie is unmatched in my experience. The chiaroscuro makes you feel as if you stepped inside a Caravaggio canvass.

Not for everyone! For those that appreciate the arts this movie is a must see. The right audience will watch this movie for years to come.

This is a piece of art in every sense of the word.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bill Armstrong on May 27 2014
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Jep Gambardella has reached his goal of being the king of night life in Rome. Guests dance with wild abandon at his parties. He prides himself on being able to turn other parties into failures. He is famous for writing a single prize-winning book, but the creative wellspring has dried up and he now makes his living writing interviews, often scathing, of celebrities. When the husband of his long-lost first love breaks the news of her death to him, Jep learns that he lost her despite her great love for him. He tries to recall beautiful memories of her, but can't. It is only after being assigned to interview a truly exceptional woman that he can begin to recover what he has lost. This colorful but slow-moving movie almost put me to sleep the first time I saw it. But by the third time, I was in rapt attention, struggling to find the possible meanings of scenes. In true Fellini style, the meaning is not just what the creators of the movie imagined. The beat of the dance and the haunting choral music entice the viewer to find a deeper meaning in his own life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Mercier on Sept. 15 2014
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Un film qui mérite amplement tous les prix qu'il a obtenus. L'acteur principal, Toni Servillo, est magnifique. Son personnage (Gep) fait preuve d'une grande indulgence envers tout. Bien sûr le film évoque La Dolce Vita de Fellini, mais en plus doux, en plus ironique. La bande son ou musique du film est extraordinaire : que ce soit les extraits de musique religieuse ou pop music européenne.
Tout est merveilleux dans ce film : des party sans fin à la sainte de la toute fin en passant par les intellos prétentieux, l'Église prétentieuse et le mystère de la vie. Sans oublier le charme même de Rome, cette ville éternelle.

Serge Mercier
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BAR on Nov. 15 2014
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Love, love, love this movie. Some people praise it for the cinematography and atmosphere while condemning it for being 'indulgent' and not interesting. Yes, it has a party scene or two, a little celebrity and beautiful people but that's life. There is no flaunting and dwelling on this like you find in Hollywood movies. I say enjoy the lush filming and pay attention to the dialogue and albeit somewhat slow progress. It's a story of one's life and reflection with some colourful and very believable characters.
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By Graham MacIvor on June 18 2014
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Unreal movie

Jep is such a great character. Incredible scenes from Rome, colours were great too. Very clean and smooth.
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Beautiful, profound, funny and moving, La Grande Bellezza is a masterpiece. Toni Servillo is nothing short of stunning and supported by a stellar cast. Cinematography is gorgeous, and the screenplay by the Contarello / Sorrentino duo bursts with the right balance of sarcasm, nostalgia and lyricism.

The Criterion Edition hit another home run with this edition, lovely digital transfer, great extras and a booklet like only they can print.

If you get a chance, the original screenplay is also worth a read, with several deleted scenes from the final cut, and descriptions that further explain Jep's and others' backgrounds and motivations.

http://www.amazon.ca/grande-bellezza-Umberto-Contarello-Sorrentino/dp/8857220141/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1400566491&sr=8-7&keywords=La+grande+bellezza
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