The 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!"… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie is not as special as Cinema Paradiso, but in its own way it is enchanted, too. Mother of God, what faces."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A bittersweet tale of redemption that conveys the power of cinema and the soulful dimensions of storytelling."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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