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Favorite Cinema Films
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Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Starring: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili and Isa Danieli
Salvatore is a young boy in a small Italian village, where the only past time is a visit to the movies at the Cinema Paradiso. Enchanted by the flickering images, Salvatore yearns for the secret of the cinema's magic and is overjoyed when Alfredo, the projectionist, agrees to reveal the mysteries of movie making to him.
As their friendship grows, so does Salvatore. Growing older with his good friend and the movies he adores, he learns from them both how to court his first love. He also dreams of making his own films one day.
When the day comes for Salvatore to leave the village, Alfredo makes him promise to never look back, just to keep moving forward. Salvatore does just this - for 30 years. Until one day, a message arrives that beckons him back home...
[Also known as 'Big Time Operators']
Director: Basil Dearden
Starring: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford, Peter Sellers, Bernard Miles and Leslie Phillips
A young couple inherit a cinema but discover that showbusiness isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Directors: Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth
Starring: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Julie Dreyfus, Mike Myers, Rod Taylor, Jacky Ido, Omar Doom and B.J. Novak
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. Lead by Lt. Aldo Raine they soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris.
Director: Max Sacker
Starring: Nikolai Kinski, Senta Dorothea Kirschner and Mark Gisbourne
A cinema projectionist becomes supernaturally entangled in a dangerous liaison with a silver screen femme fatale.
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello and Irving Metzman
In 1930s New Jersey, a movie character walks off the cinema screen and into the real world.
Director: Harry Hurwitz
Starring: Chuck McCann, Ina Balin, Rodney Dangerfield and Harry Hurwitz
A projectionist bored with his everyday life begins fantasizing about his being one of the superheroes he sees in the movies he shows.
Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
Director: Buster Keaton
Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton and Erwin Connelly
A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.
Director: Marcel Grant
Starring: Alexander Armstrong, Gemma Arterton, James Corden, Benedict Cumberbatch, Natalie Dormer, Harry Enfield, Emilia Fox, Tom Hollander, Nigella Lawson, Michael McIntyre, Alexandra Roach, Rafe Spall and Olivia Williams
London's oldest working cinema asks its patrons to observe certain manners of behaviour when enjoying its shows.
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