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Evita
- Madonna

Overview - Madonna tackles the title role in Alan Parker's ambitious recounting of the brief, amazing life of former Argentine first lady Eva Perón. Presented almost entirely in song and narrated by Antonio Banderas as a fictional everyman, the film charts the alternately revered and reviled Evita's rise from poverty to become a film and radio actress; her relationship with President Juan Perón (Jonathan Pryce); and her tragic death from cancer at age 33.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Madonna tackles the title role in Alan Parker's ambitious recounting of the brief, amazing life of former Argentine first lady Eva Perón. Presented almost entirely in song and narrated by Antonio Banderas as a fictional everyman, the film charts the alternately revered and reviled Evita's rise from poverty to become a film and radio actress; her relationship with President Juan Perón (Jonathan Pryce); and her tragic death from cancer at age 33. Banderas, a surprisingly moving singer, and the inimitable Madonna, who took voice lessons before filming commenced to expand her vocal range, provide the emotional bedrock for the eminently enjoyable film with their charismatic screen presences. The music, including the Oscar-winning song "You Must Love Me," weaves an entrancing web, and the sets and costumes are awe inspiring. Parker does a fine job of adapting Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical for the big screen. The director's vision shines clearly here: Like PINK FLOYD: THE WALL, EVITA is an enchanting mixture of epic fairy tale and sociopolitical psychodrama.

Awards:
1996 - Academy Awards - Best Original Song Winner

Cast List

Vincent Paterson - Choreographer/Director
Brian Morris - Production Designer, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF
J. Brian Morris - Production Designer, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF
Alan Parker - British Director/Screenwriter/Producer, EVITA
Andrew Lloyd Webber - British Theatrical Composer, CATS
Andrew Lloyd Webber - British Theatrical Composer, CATS
Madonna - American singer/actress, DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, EVITA
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone - American singer/actress, DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, EVITA
Jonathan Pryce - British Actor/Miss Saigon
Robert Stigwood - Producer/Executive
Oliver Stone - Director/Screenwriter/Prod.
Gerry Hambling - American Editor
Gerald Hambling - American Editor
Tim Rice - Oscar winning lyricist, soundtrack, THE LION KING, EVITA
Penny Rose - Costume Designer, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE
Darius Khondji - Cinematographer
Andrew G. Vajna
Antonio Banderas - Spanish actor, THE MAMBO KINGS, SHREK 2, EVITA, FRIDA
Jimmy Nail

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 135
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 717951000200
  • Genre: Musicals
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: June 2015

Related Categories:
Movies > Musical & Performing Arts
Movies > Musicals
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Politics
Romance
True Story
Personal Triumph
History
Hispanic
Theatrical Release

 
Movie Reviews

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Notes:
Limited theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles December 25, 1996; wider release January 10, 1997.

Reviews:
"...A stunningly crafted objet d'art that evokes serious viewer admiration....Director Alan Parker has done a dazzling job creating screen images to accompany the wall-to-wall music..." - 12/16/1996 Variety


"...Madonna, who took voice lessons to extend her range, easily masters the musical material. As importantly, she is a convincing Evita..." - 01/01/1997 Chicago Sun-Times, p.33

 
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