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Video - Cinema Saved by Theatre

by Fausto Paravidino

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In these neo-landscapes Paravidino meticulously moves characters along intersecting lines

If the difference between film and theatre is only technological – both depict the world – perhaps theatre has won, due to cinema’s collapse. "Perfection will never lead cinema to abolish theatre but, rather, perhaps to abolish itself", wrote Pirandello in 1929, declaring that cinema’s greatest sin was its desire to compete with theatre. In the center of both lies the actor and, today, cinema continuously returns to the theatre (Mario Martone, Patrice Cherau), to eviscerate it.

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international title: Texas
original title: Texas
country: Italy
year: 2005
directed by: Fausto Paravidino
screenplay: Fausto Paravidino, Iris Fusetti, Carlo Orlando
cast: Valeria Golino, Valerio Binasco, Riccardo Scamarcio, Fausto Paravidino, Carlo Orlando, Iris Fusetti

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