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‘La Grande Bellezza’ (The Great Beauty), Paolo Sorrentino (2013)

This is how it always ends. With death. But first there was life, hidden beneath the blah, blah, blah… It’s all settled beneath the chitter chatter and the noise, silence and sentiment, emotion and fear. The haggard, inconstant flashes of beauty. And then the wretched squalor and miserable humanity. All buried under the cover of the embarrassment of being in the world, blah, blah, blah… Beyond there is what lies beyond. And I don’t deal with what lies beyond. Therefore… let this novel begin. After all… it’s just a trick. Yes, it’s just a trick.


The Great Beauty / La Grande Bellezza

Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino
Cinematography: Luca Bigazzi
Cameras: Arricam LT, Arriflex 435, 535, 535B, Zeiss Ultra Prime, Lightweight and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Format: 35mm (4-perf, Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
Mode: Spherical
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1