Film Analysis of Life Is Beautiful Essay

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Film Analysis of Life Is Beautiful

“La vita e Bella” is an Italian film; Roberto Benigni starred as the main character, Guido Orefice, and also directed it. The film was contentious because of the way Benigni presented its content of the Holocaust with an unlikely comic slant. Some people thought that it showed a misrepresentation of the concentration camp, whilst other thought it showed the triumph. However, in March 1999 it was nominated for seven academy awards including Best picture and Best director. Life is beautiful picked up three awards, best foreign film language film, Best actor and best music original dramatic score. This award winning film is set in Arezzo, Tuscany. It touches and
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Once the American’s liberate the camp Giosue catches a ride on an American tank and is reunited with his mother.

Benigni uses many different techniques to make this film so brilliant and enchanting. He uses a repetition of different situations in the first part and the second. One of these is how Giosue won’t have a shower. In the second the Nazis make all the children take a shower, he wouldn’t. This actually saved his life as the showers were gas chambers. He also hides when he need to shower as in the first part, and again in the second he hides so none of the Nazis will find him. Guido, leant the Schopehauer theory, the power of the mind to make things happen. Guido does this first to wake up his friend but in the second part it has a greater importance as it stops his son being found by a dog sniffing the box he is hiding in. Near the start of the film where Guido starts to fall in love with Dora he follows her to the opera. Throughout the show he spends it looking up at her. That night they spend in each others company in the pouring rain. Once inside the camp Guido gets a job as a waiter and has to change the record and finds a piece of music which was in the opera and plays it out of the window for her to her. The last of these repetitions is the funny walk that Guido does to amuse his fellow companions. There are two transition shots in
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