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  Review: Roberto Benigni's Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful (La Vita e bella) is most disturbing in the context of actor/director Roberto Benigni's filmography.
But the beauty of the picture is going to last with me for years to come.
Also, the ways in which he took chances with his own life to give his wife hope and to keep her spirit alive and to allow her to keep dreaming and know that he loved her.
www.leisuresuit.net /Webzine/articles/life_beautiful.shtml   (857 words)

  TheMovieBoy Review: Life is Beautiful (1997)
The first hour of "Life is Beautiful" is a winning, sweet, and often funny romantic comedy, and Benigni constantly reminded me of the old comic greats Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.
For its first hour, "Life is Beautiful" is a film full of magic, recalling the days of those '40s and '50s musicals.
As it remains, the unfortunate ending takes away the possible greatness "Life is Beautiful" so clearly held, but the film is still an achievement, particularly because of Benigni, who took an almost impossible concept and brought it vibrantly to life.
themovieboy.com /reviews/l/97_lifeisbeautiful.htm   (724 words)

 Filmtracks: Life is Beautiful (Nicola Piovani)
Life is Beautiful (La Vita E Bella): (Nicola Piovani) This year's back door Oscar contender is not much different in size and scope from its 1995 equivalent, Luis Bacalov's Il Postino.
Life is Beautiful is fun and silly score, with brief lapses into deeper, more dramatic underscore.
With Life is Beautiful, of course, the music is extremely reminiscent of the small ensembles of circa 1940.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/life_beautiful.html   (487 words)

 Life is Beautiful (1998)
Life is Beautiful combines satire, physical comedy, social commentary and a touch of the surreal into a uniquely moving story of love.
This determination becomes a matter of life and death when Guido and his son are sent to a concentration camp three months before the war's end.
First, the basics: Life Is Beautiful is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 on this single-sided, dual-layered DVD; as is typical for Disney titles, the film has not been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
www.dvdmg.com /lifeisbeautiful.shtml   (2226 words)

 Life is Beautiful Movie Review
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL has been criticized by some who claim that it makes a joke of the Holocaust.
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL doesn't quite earn four stars from me, mostly because I had a little trouble actually accepting the premise, however thought-provoking it may be.
I can't recall anyone ever addressing it with the bitter and viciously mocking satire that it receives in LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, however, and Benigni is to be praised for his creative and intelligent approach to such a difficult subject.
www.killermovies.com /l/lifeisbeautiful/reviews/9og.html   (1406 words)

 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL movie review (with photos and clips where possible)
Written and directed by its star, Life Is Beautiful has two distinctly different acts, the first in the late 1930s in pre-war Italy, the second a few years later, during the war.
He lets the boy think the hardships of camp life are part of a game with elaborate rules, such as "no asking for snacks or crying for mother," and promises a wondrous reward if the boy can succeed.
Life Is Beautiful is a daring, highly original work.
www.rochestergoesout.com /mov/l/lifeis.html   (533 words)

 Life is Beautiful Movie Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
On its own, the first half of "Life is Beautiful" is energetic, but not spectacular, as it plays out like a disjointed series of comic sketches with a heavy emphasis on oozing sentimentality.
Though "Life is Beautiful" may start off as a light and breezy film of little substance, by the final fade-out, you cannot help but be moved.
Yes, life is beautiful, but as Benigni illustrates so effectively, it often requires courage, love, and sacrifice in order to protect it.
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 Life Is Beautiful
In reality, Life Is Beautiful is a tremendously moving, uplifting and charming movie that truly restores faith in the human spirit and the power of laughter and imagination.
His score for Life Is Beautiful is the one which has finally brought him international acclaim, and is sure to lead to a further career in Hollywood, where his star will sit alongside such famous European names as Morricone, Maurice Jarre, Pino Donaggio and Philippe Sarde.
Life Is Beautiful recently became the most Oscar-nominated foreign language film in the history of the Academy Awards, getting a total of seven nods, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Original Dramatic Score.
www.moviemusicuk.us /lifeiscd.htm   (763 words)

 Amazon.com: Life Is Beautiful: DVD: Claudio Alfonsi,Lidia Alfonsi,Gil Baroni,Massimo Bianchi,Sergio Bini ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Italy's rubber-faced funnyman Roberto Benigni accomplishes the impossible in his World War II comedy Life Is Beautiful: he shapes a simultaneously hilarious and haunting comedy out of the tragedy of the Holocaust.
Yet for all its wacky humor and inventive gags, Life Is Beautiful is a moving and poignant tale of one father's sacrifice to save not just his young son's life but his innocence in the face of one of the most evil acts ever perpetrated by the human race.
I highly recommend "Life is Beautiful." Its offbeat approach remains unparalleled in the canon of Holocaust movies.
www.amazon.com /Life-Beautiful-Claudio-Alfonsi/dp/B00001U0DP   (1351 words)

 Amazon.ca: Life is Beautiful (Widescreen): DVD: Roberto Benigni,Nicoletta Braschi,Giustino Durano,Sergio Bini ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Life is Beautiful caused more than a little controversy when it was released: any attempt to make comedy out of the Holocaust is going to inspire strong reactions from critics and audience members.
Life is Beautiful's Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, followed by Benigni's Best Actor Oscar and acceptance speech (in exuberant, skillfully broken English), made Benigni possibly Italy's most famous export since the Fiat.
Brilliantly acted and filmed, Life is Beautiful presents a different take of what life was like in that dark period of history whilst leaving intact the integrity of the central themes and the brutality of war.
www.amazon.ca /Life-Beautiful-Widescreen-Roberto-Benigni/dp/B00001U0DP   (3352 words)

 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL movie review, In Film Australia
By the time Life is Beautiful reveals its dark core, Orefice is married to Dora (Nicoletta Braschi), a Gentile, and they have a cute five-year-old son named Giosue (Giorgio Cantarini).
The remarkable thing about Life is Beautiful is that whilst it is a holocaust movie, it is also a comedy, and a hilarious one at that.
Strange as it may sound, but Life is Beautiful would have actually been less powerful had it not had its many moments of joy.
www.infilm.com.au /reviews/lifeis.htm   (701 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Life Is Beautiful [1999]: Video: Roberto Benigni,Nicoletta Braschi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Italy's rubber-faced funnyman Roberto Benigni accomplishes the impossible in his World War II comedy Life Is Beautiful: he shapes a simultaneously hilarious and haunting comedy out of the tragedy of the Holocaust.
Yet for all its wacky humour and inventive gags, Life Is Beautiful is a moving and poignant tale of one father's sacrifice to save not just his young son's life but his innocence in the face of one of the most evil acts ever perpetrated by the human race.
Guido has won the heart of the woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his family but that life is now threatened by World War II.
www.amazon.co.uk /Life-Beautiful-Roberto-Benigni/dp/B00004D095   (1688 words)

 Life Is Beautiful - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Life Is Beautiful won Academy Awards for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score and Best Foreign Language Film.
Some have criticized Benigni for trivializing the Holocaust as sort of a childish game (even though in the movie the "game" was invented to keep Giosuè from being too exposed to the horrors he is living through).
One of the main critics is Israeli screenwriter Kobi Niv in his book Life is Beautiful, But Not for Jews (Scarecrow Press, 2003).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Life_Is_Beautiful   (713 words)

 The DVD Journal: La Vita e Bella (Life Is Beautiful): Collector's Edition
There is absolutely no danger of harm in Life is Beautiful, except where it suits Benigni; and, with one exception, it only happens to characters we don't know (we hardly notice the briefly mentioned disappearance of children and old people).
The reason why Life is Beautiful has met with such success is easy to explain: It panders to the lowest common denominator, while hiding behind the pretense of an art film.
This is not a film, as has been reported, about the need for laughter during desperate times, or the surviving power of hope, or even, simply the beauty of life.
www.dvdjournal.com /reviews/lifeisbeautiful.html   (1016 words)

 Life is Beautiful. La Vita è bella. A Hollywood Jesus Movie Review.
"Life Is Beautiful'' is not about Nazis and Fascists, but about the human spirit.
I just wanted you to know that we are currently watching "Life is Beautiful," in my Sunday School class at the First United Methodist Church in Plainwell, Michigan.
Life is Beautiful was a joy to watch.
www.hollywoodjesus.com /lifeisbeautiful.htm   (706 words)

 Life is Beautiful   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Life is Beautiful is a love story set in the midst of the Holocaust.
This is the "serious half" of Life is Beautiful, and the result is a film that is extremely funny and poignant and light and powerful and moving.
With strength of mind, a heart filled with beauty, and a soul that believes that life is beautiful.
www.fuzzydog.com /zzlifeisbeautiful.htm   (3030 words)

 Life is Beautiful
The life of a person is as uncertain as rain drops trembling on a lotus leaf.
And Beauty too came out of the sea, and found not her raiment, and she was too shy to be naked, therefore she dressed herself with the raiment of Ugliness.
The life cycle of mother earth is of longer durations.
lifeasitis4me.blogspot.com   (5204 words)

 THE LIFE BEAUTIFUL! BE HAPPY! BE SUCCESSFUL! BE HEALTHY! - WELCOME   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It is more beautiful than sun and moon and stars; it is more beautiful than hills, dales and meadows; it is more beautiful than rain and snow and sunshine; and it is more beautiful than falls and rivers and seas.
If there is no life to see them and appreciate them, the sun and moon and stars may as well not exist.
Life is the sine qua non of all things beautiful.
www.thelifebeautiful.com   (251 words)

 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL by NIKHIL PAREKH (Book) in   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Every flower protruding from soil is a beautiful flower; spreading its mesmerizing scent deeply into your nostrils...
Synopsis of the Poetry Book “Life is Beautiful” in the form of a short excerpt taken from one of the poems in the book.
And every entity trespassing through the surface of this earth is a beautiful entity; making the globe a beautiful place to live in; giving rise to the famous and immortal adage; which proudly proclaims that "LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL".
www.lulu.com /content/29765   (320 words)

 CNN - Miramax releases English dub of 'Life Is Beautiful' - August 26, 1999
Miramax releases English dub of 'Life Is Beautiful'
NEW YORK (CNN) -- In its original Italian, "Life Is Beautiful" earned a record $57 million in North America and three Academy Awards, yet only 13 percent of the American movie-going public saw it.
The movie, written, directed by and starring Roberto Benigni, is about an Italian man who tries to shield his son from the horrors of the Holocaust by pretending life in a concentration camp is a game.
www.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/Movies/9908/26/life.is.beautiful/index.html   (595 words)

 Life Is Beautiful   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Through Roberto Benigni's joy of spirit, Life is Beautiful powerfully reaffirms life itself.
By the end of Life Is Beautiful, you see that Benigni is no fool, he is a comic genius with a heart as big as the world.
Life is Beautiful has come under attack in some circles for mocking the Holocaust.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/1084398-life_is_beautiful   (1054 words)

While some might mistake his work for being unforgivably irreverent about a subject that's normally never associated with that adjective, that couldn't be farther from the truth and will most likely only come from those who've yet to see the film.
Essentially two films in one, the first hour or so of "Life is Beautiful" is amusing, but lightweight stuff.
Accompanied by a hauntingly moving score (from composer Nicola Piovani) and showing that family love and the human spirit can conquer nearly any obstacle, "Life is Beautiful" is an engaging, funny, and heartfelt experience.
www.screenit.com /movies/1998/life_is_beautiful.html   (2248 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - Life Is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is set in Italy during World War II under the ominous backdrop of the Holocaust.
Benigni stars as Guido, a charming, happy-go-lucky waiter who keeps having coincidental run-ins with a beautiful young woman, Dora, who he repeatedly refers to as Princepessa, or Princess, played by Benigni's real-life wife, Nicoletta Braschi.
Ironically, Miramax recently announced that Life is Beautiful and Halloween H2O would no longer be referred to as special editions.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/lifeisbeautiful.php   (970 words)

 Bumble and bumble and CHILD Perfume at A BEAUTIFUL LIFE
A BEAUTIFUL LIFE is located halfway between New York and Philadelphia in the sleepy river town of New Hope, PA. Long renowned as an artist's community and weekend getaway, our town boasts excellent restaurants, galleries, nightclubs, and plenty of shopping.
From fragrance and hair care to skin care and shaving accessories, A BEAUTIFUL LIFE is the place to find the good stuff.
At A BEAUTIFUL LIFE you will find the top beauty brands in the world, including Bumble and bumble hair care, CHILD Perfume, Tarina Tarantino Jewelry, T. LeClerc cosmetics, Molton Brown, Nuxe Skincare, and many more.
www.abeautifullife.com /beautiful/about.asp   (334 words)

 Life Is Beautiful
Instead of Life Is Beautiful, this blog has become “Drifter Whines”.
Life is so beautiful but right now it is also a lemon.
She must be averse to making unnecessary expenditure and her very nature should be one of generating as few expenses in my life as possible.
lifeisbeautiful123.blogdrive.com   (4171 words)

 Life is Beautiful with ABC Classic FM
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Your 'Life is Beautiful' CD The music on your free 'Life is Beautiful' CD has been specially chosen by ABC Classic FM to provide an enjoyable introduction into the world of classical music.
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 Barnes & Noble.com - DVD, Movie, Video: Life Is Beautiful, Roberto Benigni, DVD, Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 ...
Through thick and thin his outlook on life is that it is beautiful.
Life Is Beautiful will bring laughter, tears, and a humbleness to you like nothing else.
As I watched this beautiful work of art, the whole time the only words that my lips were uttering were wwow, woww, and wwowww.
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 Life is Beautiful
Never for a minute did we feel that it patronized the fate of those for whom this was life experience, not fiction.
Rather, our hero, a waiter by trade and a vaudeville comic by nature, uses his sense of humor and his powerful imagination to create an alternate reality for his young son at the camp and, by doing so, saves the boy's life.
The boy in question, as played by Giorgio Cantarini, could not be more endearing, exhibiting the credulity of a child trusting and believing the father he loves, as Benigni spins ever more fantastic imaginary games to protect him.
www.culturevulture.net /Movies/LifeIsBeautiful.htm   (347 words)

 YouTube - flow- life is so beautiful
Yes, Tofu Records is lazy, or something, and thus, have yet to release any of their ablums or singles in the US, so your best bet is an import, if you are good and don't ninja your music.
Oh, and the song is caled "Life is Beautiful", not "Life is SO Beautiful"...
'Yea, oh just life is beautiful' I love the chorus, even though I can't understand a word of it.
www.youtube.com /watch?v=FmWgQEqiSS4   (235 words)

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