R | | Drama
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
The film was shot in Bagheria, Sicily, Giuseppe Tornatore's hometown. The director largely drew on his childhood experiences there as inspiration for the film.
Maria Di Vita - Older:
Yes, Salvatore di Vita. You mean you don't know him, Miss? That's right, and I'm his mother. I've been calling from Sicily, all day long. I understand, he's not there.
The projection room of the Cinema Paradiso seems to have only a single projector. In those times theaters had at least two projectors and the film was mounted on multiple reels. It was the projectionists job to switch projectors seamlessly.
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