Star Maker L'uomo Delle Stelle

Star Maker L'uomo Delle Stelle

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This Italian film was released in 1995 and slowly made its way around the world; its English title is The Star Maker. Like the Oscar-winning Cinema Paradiso by the same writer-director, Guiseppe Tornatore, it's drenched in the filmmaker's love for cinema. In Sicily in the early 1950s, Joe Morelli (Sergio Castellitto) is a con man who travels by truck from village to village posing as a film company representative. For a fee, he offers the rubes screen tests, using passages from a script of Gone with the Wind and encouraging their hopes with lines such as "Success awaits you!" Morelli's camera brings out people's hidden sides, including a soldier's war trauma, a woman's protests at being accused of prostitution, and a policeman who recites poetry. Begging for a chance at the stardom Morelli purportedly offers, Beata (Tiziana Lodato) asks Morelli to take her with him.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/04/2003
UPC: 0786936206494
Original Release: 1995
Rating: R
Source: Miramax
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:47:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original Italian language track; English subtitles; French language track; Dolby digital surround sound; Widescreen (2.35:1) - enhanced for 16x9 televisions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sergio Castellitto Joe Morelli
Franco Scaldati Mastropaolo
Leopoldo Trieste Mute Man
Clelia Rondinella Anna's mother
Tano Cimarosa Bordonaro
Nicola di Pinto Clerk
Jane Alexander Princess
Antonella Attili Nurse
Luigi Maria Burruano Womanizer
Leo Gullotta Vito
Tony Sperandeo Primo Badalamenti

Technical Credits
Giuseppe Tornatore Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Beatrice Bordone Costumes/Costume Designer
Francesco Bronzi Production Designer
Mario Cotone Executive Producer
Rita Cecchi Gori Producer
Vittorio Cecchi Gori Producer
Marco Guidone Asst. Director
Massimo Loffredi Sound/Sound Designer
Ennio Morricone Score Composer,Songwriter
Massimo Quaglia Editor
Dante Spinotti Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits: "What A Face!"
2. Testing for Talent
3. Rehearsing Lines
4. The Talent of Sicily
5. "Could I Be an Actor?"
6. Lawful Acting
7. Forever Reborn
8. Stars With Reason
9. Breaking Silence
10. Too Late
11. "All Or Nothing"
12. Filming Beauty
13. Filming Death
14. A Photogenic Milkmaid
15. The Prince of Montejuso
16. Robbed!
17. Lessons in Love
18. The Past Returns
19. Morelli's Pain
20. Joe's Best Friend
21. Happily Ever After?
22. End Credits

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