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Film review

Stunning images, regret in modern Italy captured in 'Great Beauty'

Galatea Ranzi and Toni Servillo in “The Great Beauty.” (Janus Films)
Galatea Ranzi and Toni Servillo in “The Great Beauty.” (Janus Films)
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As its name promises, “The Great Beauty” is drop-dead gorgeous, a film that is luxuriously, seductively, stunningly cinematic. But more than intoxicating imagery is on director Paolo Sorrentino’s mind, a lot more. One of Italy’s most impressive contemporary filmmakers, Sorrentino has a superb sense of how to fill a wide screen and, working with his longtime cinematographer Luca Bigazzi, his visuals display the intoxicating richness of color 35-millimeter film in a way few contemporary ventures ...

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