"Life is beautiful" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

Italian film 'Life is Beautiful' - one of the most popular films in the world, as measured by the 26-th place in the top-250 (according to IMDb version) 8.6 (ibid), an unprecedented commercial success and a sensational number of awards. Roberto Benigni after the film became a national treasure and a world celebrity, jumped onto the stage for his Oscar on the heads of the American colleagues. After this film for Benigni ceased to exist restrictions on what and how to shoot. Comedian, humor, and too eccentric style of play which is a long time did not want to admit it, turned out to be the elite of European cinema and received a carte blanche for any budgets, scripts and genres. After the Oscar he could shoot his pleasure beloved wife in his own films even about the war in Iraq, even though about a wooden doll come to life - 40 million euros - and nobody said nothing
Where such recognition.? It seems to me, in spite of the sincerity with which, no doubt, made 'Life is Beautiful', has not been out cold without 'American' calculation. Firstly, the theme. Holocaust, no matter how nightmarish it sounds, love and the audience and filmmakers, and is a rich field for the cultivation of good ideas. Especially, if a person wants to shoot a comedy about the Holocaust, which was both a challenge and a guarantee of success. Well, who would not want at least as an experiment to see how to laugh, knowing savagely murdered millions of people. Secondly, the operation of the viewer's feelings and emotions that the film would have to call, thanks to living even the memory of those terrible events and works flawlessly 'podklyuchatelnym' moments - a great romantic love, a family, a feat in the name of children, a child in war, etc. . If all this is done well and honestly, it is very difficult to remain indifferent, seeing as the hero, whom did you fall in love, to be shot or the gas chamber. A Benigni did everything to his character and the other goodies this parable loved with all his heart. Third, Benigni used not so much a style of comedies in Italian ', how many big Hollywood consciously working on the international market, in this sense is quite symbolic that in the American top-250 film is not immediately after' this remarkable life 'Capra, who undoubtedly had a great influence on Benigni, who has removed it 'kaprovskuyu' sentimental story, but a good, sad, beautiful and sentimental, it is simply impossible not to fall in love with her, as her extravagant romantic hero.
Of course, in the context of the theme holokos but also humor, apparent in her totally uninvited guest, comes to mind, and 'The Great Dictator' Chaplin boldly speaking against Hitler and the entire Nazi-fascist filth, where the great comedian all his hatred of Nazism, anger, bewilderment, bitterness able to express through the prism of comedy. Very funny comedy. Benigni, although not copy Chaplin, but without a doubt, based on the experience of 'Great Dictator' when creating their image, something similar to the image of the Jewish barber - the same cheerful and cheerful, devoid of racial prejudice, full of love for life and women who are ready to exploit for the sake of the family. Echoes 'chapliniany' heard in the lyric-comic scenes of 'Beautiful Life', and downgrade of fascist ideology to the evil clown, which, in fact, and can only be seen this incredibly mrazotnaya philosophy burning hatred complexed bourgeois offspring. And, of course, the mere comparison with the masterpiece of Chaplin makes film honor.
Yes, the film is made as if all that happens is seen through the eyes of a young child, with no apparent horror, perhaps even with a hint of salvation lies. Benigni seems to be saying: 'The war will take place as a bad dream, and life will go on, and it will continue to be wonderful. A living hatred perish without trace. We keep the same children as the great miracle of survival, keep the love in spite of the death '. Of course, otkreschivanie from reality may seem hypocritical, false. But Chaplin shows in 'The Great Dictator' true 'face' of Nazism, and in the movie "go to fight some old people" no mountains mangled corpses, only three deaths, so that the viewer understand what war is. The most important thing is not to scare the public, the main thing - to make her feel the war. And Benigni was able to feel the war. Horror is not displayed, they are only implied, but it's enough to genuinely worry about the characters. Single metaphoric scene where wandering through the fog Guido stumbles Everest of piled corpses, to laughter and tears forever stuck in the viewer's throat, and he knew how the feat was for the people win - no weapons, but the human spirit over death, fear and war . What forces was given a survival, what price to pay for peace lust for power and money of its individual representatives. And almost every scene in the film turns into a wise and terribly funny paradox, talking about the absurdity of the existence of fascism in the world. How, for example, the scene where the old Jew had fallen Nazi support, leading him to the gas chamber with the words: 'You did not hurt yourself?' Funny and scary at the same time painful.
I, frankly, was a little afraid that Benin can go too far and begin to wriggle in the frame, turning the film into a farce. He generally likes to replay, especially when playing in their own films. Of course, it would be better if Benigni remained either behind the camera or in front of it, but, in general, leaves his game is very good impression, and most importantly, not bred any extra mucus, causing even more sympathize with his strong, though not 'heroic' hero, selfless loving father, obsessed in that whatever was to inspire his son's will to life and make every day in his piece 'beautiful life', to win the war in a single little man. He gave what people need - sweetened the pill by cruelty, hope, holy lie, sacrificed in the name of life
I love this movie.. I do not call him either the best film of all time or the best movie about the war, not even the best film of the 97th year. The first half of it, was created in the genre of Italian-American lyrical comedy with typical beninevskimi antics seemed somewhat prolonged. The desire to be funny in Benigni here too, and director Benigni was not able to cope with the proper degree of Benin actor. But the second half, where the actor is more restrained and less Buffon, with more than atones for the first error, turning the film into an outstanding bittersweet parable about the love of life.
Balagur and fool Benigni pulled into the territory of Chaplin impulsively and passionately, as he did everything in my life, and this breakthrough was his main triumph. Benigni's father, himself once a former prisoner of the concentration camp, has awarded its Oscar-winning offspring such praise: "Finally, a decent movie! ' Benigni assured that it sounded great approval from the lips of the old man, who believed that his son is engaged in antics. I also like movies and other Benigni, but this sad smile through genocide grin worthy of the highest praise!
10 of 10

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