Evita

Evita

DVD - 1996?
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True-life story of Eva Peron, who rose above childhood poverty and a scandalous past to achieve fortune and fame.
Publisher: [United States?] : Hollywood Pictures Home Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [c1996?].
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9781558908239
1558908234
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE MUSICAL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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LPL_EliH Jun 24, 2016

A complex, poignant life story told with a pauseless stream of vibrant music. Evita has a breakneck pace-- there aren't any lulls in the unfolding tale of Eva Peron. The history of Argentina is covered in a surprisingly thorough and interesting way, too; though the cover may hint at an Antonio Ba... Read More »


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ssjv
Aug 01, 2017

Ah, Evita the eternal musical. And Madonna has soul, who knew.

LPL_EliH Jun 24, 2016

A complex, poignant life story told with a pauseless stream of vibrant music. Evita has a breakneck pace-- there aren't any lulls in the unfolding tale of Eva Peron. The history of Argentina is covered in a surprisingly thorough and interesting way, too; though the cover may hint at an Antonio Banderas / Eva romance, it's truly Eva and Argentina.

hbrown10011 Jun 06, 2015

Except for the number "You Must Love Me," which deservedly won the Academy Award, monotone and tiresome.

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ManMachine
Feb 15, 2015

Well, if I'm not mistaken, this was the movie that was supposed to convince all of us sneering sceptics that Madonna could, in fact, really sing.

And, Yeah, OK - I admit that it did convince me that Madonna could, indeed, sing. It did. But, it was like I had always suspected - Madonna couldn't sing very well - At least, not without all of the technical, voice-enhancing gadgetry around to back her up.

When it comes to Madonna's singing I can only take it in very-very small doses, anyways. So, having to listen to her shrill, little voice almost constantly throughout Evita's 134 minute running time was really almost too much for my delicate ears to bear.

I think it's totally hilarious that while Madonna was down on location in Buenos Aires for this film, the proud people of Argentina actually gathered (in large numbers, I hear) outside her hotel to protest against her playing the part of their national heroine, Eva Peron. They angrily claimed that Madonna was not fit to play their saintly heroine - That Madonna was an utter disgrace to the memory of this woman.... Isn't that just too hilarious?

If anyone's at all interested in this sort of thing - Here's a little bit of movie-trivia regarding Evita - Entered into the Guinness Book of World Records - Most costume changes made by an actress in the course of a film - 85 costume changes by Madonna - Beating out 65 costume changes by Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra.

Fascinating stuff, eh? You know, with Evita's running time of 134 minutes, Madonna was literally changing her costumes about every minute and a half. Phew!! It makes my head spin.

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shanejeff
Nov 20, 2014

A great movie adaptation of a stage show. Beautifully filmed, and acted. Madonna shines! Must See!

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geomillar
Jan 20, 2014

I loved it on Blue Ray.
I never thought I'd enjoy seeing it for a second time.
I'd watch it again.

hania4987 Jan 12, 2014

operetta -- incredible portrayal of a cult of personality/celebrity and power

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pemberely
Dec 21, 2012

i have loved andrew llyod webber and his musicals ever since fourth grade--now i'm in grade nine. this work shows andrew llyod webber at the height of his genius - other than the phantom of the opera, of course, among countless others. madonna does an impressive job-i was surprised-i didn't know she was capable of it. clearly, i was wrong. one of my favourites...a MUST SEE!

BORIGORDITO Aug 03, 2012

fulin luv'd everi min of it,antonio n madonna r a gud match.......

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pianoDan
Mar 12, 2012

The music is good. How unique that almost everything is sung. The plot gets fairly boring in the second half. But overall, it's a good work of art.

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