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Evita on DVD - see Madonna can act sometimes!!!
Member Name: dove3066
Advantages: Fantastic score, reasonable acting,
Disadvantages: The live show is far better, some parts are a bit disjointed and hard to follow
I am going to outline my view on this film as the review after mine outlines the story of Evita perfectly.
In summary this film is the life story of Eva Peron, and stars Madonna, Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Pryce.
The film starts with the announcemnet of Eva's death and her funeral and so if you have never heard the story of Eva Peron this may seem a little confusing - but it does make you realise what a huge impact this person must have had for so many people to show such huge outpourings of emotion.
The acting is of a reasonable standard and the locations are well chosen. It is a very powerful film in many places with some very strong images - especially when the military are involved. The songs are wonderful and tell the story perfectly. There is no dialogue in this film as such, all the story telling is done through the songs. This I found really odd to start with but after having seen a number of the Webber/Rice musicals which follow the same format it just seems normal now.
The film is very good at portraying the strength of Evita and then contrasts this wonderfully with the frailty that she shows in the final scenes before her death.
When I first saw this film a number of years ago I thought this film was great however I have since had the opportunity to see the live show and this unfortunatly now pales - but even so it is well worth a watch
Summary: Evita is a wonderul story and this film does it justice