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  • Cinema Paradiso

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    Film and Culture 27 September 2010 Cinema Paradiso: Feeling the Love Through Music and Sound Cinema Paradiso was made in 1988, and was written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. It won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1989. Cinema Paradiso follows the life of Salvatore Di Vita from the time he was a boy to his successful career as a film director. Love truly is what the movie is about. Whether it is to have a love of film, love of someone else, or having a love for what you do, it is

  • The Divine Comedy By Dante Aleghiri

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    Dante 's exile from his beloved city of Florence Italy. The work itself is read at various different levels. One could read it as a theological work, a political work, simply as a poetic work, or even as a philosophical work. In his work, "Dante’s Paradiso: No Human Beings Allowed" philosophy professor Bruce Silver argues that, ” Dante is not a philosopher," instead he just deals with philosophical issues, "including the relation between reasoning well and happiness." Dr. Jason Aleksander, the philosophy

  • The Life Of The Divine Comedy

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    waiting for them after. The Divine Comedy was written by a man of politics, relating his content to the events of his everyday life. Moving deeper into the substance of the writing, there are three major sections represented, Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. Furthermore, we will take a look at the nine circles of hell depicted in the Divine Comedy. Dante Alghieri’s life leading up to the writing the Divine Comedy. Dante was known for engaging in political agenda through his life and his writing. He

  • “Cinema Paradiso”

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    “Cinema Paradiso” The film starts by showing a middle-aged man, Salvatore, surrounded by society's symbols of success: bright city lights, a Mercedes Benz, a luxurious mansion, and a beautiful woman in the background. These symbols gave the impression that life was good. “Cinema Paradiso” is a reminiscence film about a famous film director, Salvatore Di Vita (Marco Leonardi), who returns home to a Sicilian village for the first time after almost 30 years. He reminisces

  • Analysis Of The Divine Comedy

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    Divine Comedy The Divine Comedy is a lengthy poem composed by a considerable Italian poet that worked primarily in the late middle ages. Composed by Dante Alighieri, who was a political thinker, writer, and poet who is remembered mostly for composing The Divine Comedy, which made a lasting impact on theology, as well as literature. Many consider Dante a genius when it came to literature, a wise man full of knowledge. He was born in Florence, Italy and lived from 1265 to 1321. Many believe Dante

  • Dante's Inferno Essay

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    Dante's Inferno It was sometime in the middle of the 17th century that British cleric Thomas Fuller wrote, "He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil." If Fuller was right, where does one place Dante, the pilgrim who bravely wandered where no man had wandered before? Certainly, the sojourner precisely written by the poet of the same name was a man. Certainly, also, he repented his sinful ways (how could one not after braving not only the

  • Three Beasts In Dante's The Divine Comedy, Inferno

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    Dante, The Pilgrim, midway through his life, finds himself lost in a dark wood near the bottom of a mountain with only a light to guide him toward the top. As Dante traverses upwards, he stumbles upon a light-bathed clearing where he finds three beasts blocking his way: a leopard, symbolizing fraudulence; a lion, symbolizing violence; and a she-wolf, symbolizing incontinence (Dante’s The Divine Comedy, Inferno. I. 1-50). Once faced with these three beasts, specifically the she-wolf, Dante is driven

  • Divine Comedy Analysis

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    In the Divine Comedy, Dante is lost in the dark woods at the bottom of mount Delectable. This place fills him with great fear so he looks for a way out. In an attempt to leave this fearsome place Dante tries to climb the mountain but because he is unworthy he is blocked by a leopard, lion, and a she wolf. The mountain represents heaven and he is block by three animals that represent deferent sins, a leopard which stands for fraud, a lion that stand for violence, and a she wolf that stands for lust

  • Cinema Paradiso

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    Jorn Nash Professor Martin RTVF 305 1 November 2011 Cinema Paradiso (Extended edition) Cinema Paradiso reminds us of how important the people around us are as well as the sacrifices they make because they care about us. When we are young, we take our friends, family, and our community for granted. Giuseppe Tornatore demonstrated the true value of the father-son relationship in this movie. Although Toto’s father dies in the war, the real father-figure in his life ultimately ends up being

  • Odysseus and Dante

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    The two stories or myths, The Inferno written by Durante Alighieri published in 1314 and the Odyssey by Homer in 800 B.C.E. are about true love, great journeys that are different but in some ways parallel and end with them back with their true love. Both Dante and Odysseus have a woman who waits for them and in their travels must search themselves and make the right choices to get back to them. Odysseus longs to be with his wife Penelope and Dante to be with the woman he wants to marry Beatrice