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Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful

Date: May 09 2007

Themes: Pop Culture

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Scientists know that laughter is good for us. But it is so hard to laugh in the worst situations. Life Is Beautiful is a film about a man who tries to preserve creativity for his son in the most horrible situation imaginable.

Life Is Beautiful is a difficult movie to watch because, although it is light at times, it is also very emotional. Mason recently watched the film because a friend of his picked it out. Listen to Mason and Marni discuss Life Is Beautiful.

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Mason

Mason

Marni

Marni

Mason:  I, I have lot of DVDs, so whenever I feel like watching a movie with a friend I usually have them check out my collection first. Last night…

Marni:  Do you have an impressive collection?

Mason:  Well, yes, I do, actually. But they picked a weird one, one I haven’t watched in a long time, Life Is Beautiful.

Marni:  Oh, God, I love that film.

Mason:  Yeah? I bought it right around when it came out, because it was such an incredibly…

Marni:  Powerful.

Mason:  Powerful, exactly what I was going to say, film. But it’s not one that I watch a lot because it…I don’t know…It’s an upper, it’s a downer...

Marni:  It’s kind of something I think you have to prepare yourself for. I mean, you know, do you really… Watching a film about the Holocaust just isn’t something you can watch lightly. It’s…

Mason:  But who would have thought they could have made a movie about the Holocaust that was kind of joking. It wasn’t making fun of anything certainly, but, uh…

Marni:  ...right…just making light of the situation.

Mason:  It’s finding a certain joy, you know, in the human experience...

Marni:  That’s a better way to explain it.

Mason:  ...that was even present, I suppose, in the most terrible of times.

Marni:  Well that’s the beauty of the film. This man was so involved in his son’s life and wanted to make it so seamless for his son, you know, just, “We’re in this new place. It’s horrible, but I’m going to try and transcend this and just create this beautiful thing.”

 

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討論

Mason has an extensive collection of DVDs, so he lets his friends pick from them when they watch a movie. A friend of his recently chose Life Is Beautiful, a film that both he and Marni love because it is so powerful, yet light-hearted.

Mason likes the movie because it has funny moments even though it takes place during the Holocaust. Marni agrees. She loves how the father in the film tries to protect his son from horror through imagination and laughter.

Are you able to find moments of happiness even in horrible situations? When have you laughed despite bad circumstances?

 

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siera12

United States

I watched Life is Beautiful Movie.This movie is really beautiful. I loved it, and I also cried a lot… That father is a hero because despite the bad circumstances he gave support to his son. Now I am Planing to Watch July Moon Movie Online .


 

02:47 PM Jun 18 2011 |

gokhan1500

Turkey

I have watced this movie two or three times.This is a master piece.After you watch,you feel sad and happy.If you didn't watch this movie,you should watch as  soos as you have free time.

02:20 PM Apr 06 2011 |

jj kaulitz

jj kaulitz

Germany

my eng class made me watch this movie..and heck,i love it

02:24 PM Mar 20 2010 |

myrashik

myrashik

Ukraine

it's one of the best movies i've ever seen!

07:16 PM Mar 17 2010 |

friendly2008

China

It really touches my heart~

01:09 PM Aug 20 2008 |

mist64

mist64

Slovenia

It's a powerful movie, witch touch you very deep.Watch it!

09:18 AM Jan 19 2008 |

kandukuri

India

I didn't see this movie, I will watch …

09:47 AM Nov 15 2007 |

minozhang

minozhang

China

after reading the comments above ,i want to watch it immediately  now ,

09:17 AM Nov 15 2007 |

forrestgummp

Turkey

this film's subject is very original.so that it has winning oscar.

03:26 PM Sep 07 2007 |

BAXY

BAXY

Georgia

I think I have to see this filmCool

08:46 PM Jun 07 2007 |

massarii

massarii

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

realy nice film i need to watch this film    

08:49 AM Jun 07 2007 |

hcs

France

how it is said life is beautiful and it is my opinion.in fact life is so short to make bad things to the other peope that’s why we always make good actions!!!

08:38 AM Jun 01 2007 |

alber

China

how to watch this film

11:23 AM May 29 2007 |

hipper0415

hipper0415

Taiwan

love this movie but so hard to accept the end.

Yell

08:21 AM May 20 2007 |

octopusio

octopusio

Colombia

One of the best ever!

05:32 PM May 17 2007 |

rob_ity

Italy

Life is beautiful is how to tell a terrible story  with

 the eyes of a child

10:43 PM May 15 2007 |

Kobe Meng

Kobe Meng

China

it was indeed worth to see! 

04:23 AM May 15 2007 |

careey

China

i think i must to watch this films

 

06:58 AM May 14 2007 |

piacher

piacher

Thailand

My life is beautiful too.

07:03 AM May 13 2007 |

piacher

piacher

Thailand

Make me smile and laugh although somthing is terrible with life.

06:53 AM May 13 2007 |

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