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Cinema Paradiso Summary
Giuseppe Tornatore

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We see Salvatore's mother trying to call him from Sicily. She wants to let him know that Alfredo has passed away. We learn that Salvatore has not been home in over 30 years. His sister doesn't believe he'll come, but his mother keeps saying that he'll remember. In his car, Salvatore heads home. There, he finds out that his mother has called. She is coming to Rome and wants to see him. She also said that Alfredo died and that the funeral is tomorrow.

Salvatore lies in bed and remembers his childhood. Salvatore adores Alfredo and loves to watch the way he works at the movies. Alfredo warns Salvatore that if the film catches on fire he would be terribly hurt. Alfredo cuts out the scandalous scenes in the films.

Salvatore gets into trouble with his mother because he used the money for food to...

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