I suck at Best Kissing Posts. It’s been over 10 months since my last posting on it.
Let’s make things clear first. To me, Cinema Paradiso was a film about love… but above all, it was a film about love of film, and life. My favorite version is not the Director’s cut, but most my friends loved it more because it focused more on the romantically tragic love between Salvatore and Elena.
That kiss on the rain during the public screening after Salvatore curses to the heavens about Elena not being there, and Elena coming back and kissing him like that it’s hot.
But the scene that made the movie for me was the last 3 minutes of the film, when grownSalvatore sits at the theater to watch what Alfredo had left. I broke down, and I couldn’t keep the tears from running down. The fact that Alfredo didn’t want to see him because he knew if he ever came back, he would never be the great successful director he became. How proud Alfredo must’ve been.