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The Censored Kisses and Scenes of Cinema Paradiso (): The Kissing Montage
The young Italian boy Salvadore takes a fascinating interest in his local cinema, staring in wonder at the likes of John Wayne and Charlie Chaplin projected on the screen. The old projection booth operator Alfredo tries to shoo him away, but can no more deny Salvadore than he can any other customer. The movie going public is loud and rude as they shout at the screen, drink wine, smoke cigarettes and smooch in their seats. But when denied entrance, the public clamors for Alfredo to let them see a show. Smiling down on the audience hungry for entertainment, he turns the projector and the speaker towards the town square, projecting movies for the whole town to see. Film critic Roger Ebert referred to our existence as a box of time and space, movies being the windows into the past and the future.
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)
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Cinema Paradiso , It. He revisited the condemned Cinema Paradiso theatre in the town square when it was destroyed to make way for a city parking lot. He was given a gift of a reel of film by Alfredo's widow. When he returned to Rome, he screened the reel, watching the long montage of romantic "pornographic" amorous screen kisses ordered spliced, excised, and censored out of numerous films i. He remembered, while peeking through a curtain in the theater, that Father Adelfio would ring a bell every time there was an image or scene that needed to be be censored and deleted - this time, he was watching and judging Verso La Vita , Fr.