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Nuovo Cinema Paradiso Film Summary & Analysis

Giuseppe Tornatore
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Themes

Live Life To The Fullest

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso concentrates on one main theme throughout the course of the film: live life to the fullest! In the beginning of the film, we see that Toto is full of life and joy. He is in love with film and spends all his free time sitting with Alfredo in the projection booth. Alfredo cares deeply about Toto and his well-being, so he does his best to train Toto not only to run the projection booth but also to understand and love film.

Alfredo encourages Toto to live in the real world and to enjoy real life, rather than to simply watch the films and wish for the lives of the actors. When Salvatore meets Elena, he feels that he is finally beginning to live. They fall in love and have a short but passionate relationship. They believe that they...

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