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The Great Beauty

Paolo Sorrentino

 
The Great Beauty (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Italy
  • 2013
  • 142 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #702

For decades, journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the glittering nightlife of Rome. Since the legendary success of his only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city’s literary and elite social circles. But on his sixty-fifth birthday, Jep unexpectedly finds himself taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the lavish nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome itself, in all its monumental glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Featuring sensuous cinematography, a lush score, and an award-winning central performance by the great Toni Servillo, this transporting experience by the brilliant Italian director Paolo Sorrentino is a breathtaking Felliniesque tale of decadence and lost love.

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New 2K digital film transfer, approved by director Paolo Sorrentino, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between Sorrentino and Italian cultural critic Antonio Monda
  • New interview with actor Toni Servillo
  • New interview with screenwriter Umberto Contarello
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Phillip Lopate

    New cover by Michael Boland

Film Essays

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The Great Beauty: Dancing in Place

By Phillip LopateMarch 24, 2014

Rome is as exquisite as it is suffocating in Paolo Sorrentino’s profound tale of contemporary . . . Read more »

Film Essays

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The Great Beauty: Dancing in Place

By Phillip LopateMarch 24, 2014

Rome is as exquisite as it is suffocating in Paolo Sorrentino’s profound tale of contemporary . . . Read more »


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