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Film as Literature Resources

Cinema Paradiso

Nuovo cinema Paradiso
1988 – Dir. Giuseppe Tornatore (Italy)

    Writing credits:
  • Collaborating writer – Vanna Paoli
  • Screenplay – Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Story – Giuseppe Tornatore
  • “Cinema Paradiso". Rottentomatoes.com (November 27, 2006)
    Site has links to reviews. Also info on the left side and a link to the “official" site of the movie. Also, as you scroll down, there is a link to more reviews and articles.
  • “Giuseppe Tornatore". Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2007. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale. 2007. (August 15, 2007)
    Biography. Career info.
  • “Italian History Index" (August 31, 2007)
    Site has links to many different subjects. There are a lot of articles in Italian, but English is mixed in.
  • Kempley, Rita. “Cinema Paradiso" Washington Post, February 16, 1990. Washingtonpost.com (September 25, 2007)
    Article discusses the plot and meanings of the movie. Also ties it in with Tornatore’s life.
  • “Nuovo cinema Paradiso" Internet Movie Database. (November 27, 2006)
    Site has links to plot, reviews, articles, etc.
  • “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso" Movie Review Query Engine. (September 28, 2007)
    Site has links to 70 reviews. Some (or all) may be duplicates of those found on the imdb or rottentomatoes sites.
  • Schickel, Richard. “A Priest of the Movie Faith" Time. February 5, 1990. Time.com (September 28, 2007)
    Article on Cinema Paradiso. Includes some plot and meanings.
  • Striuli, Giacomo. “Pirandellian echoes in Giuseppe Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso" (Critical Essay) Italian Culture. 22-DEC-02. (September 28, 2007)
    Analysis of Cinema Paradiso. Looks like fairly in-depth analysis based on the excerpt. You’re supposed to be able to read the entire article for free by following their process at the end of the page.

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Last modified: Feb 14, 2008