#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – High-flying, adored! The film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical depicting the infamous real-life story of Eva “Evita” Duarte de Peron, the wife of President Juan Peron, who rose from poverty to become the most famous Argentine woman in history. Her huge political influence and constant charity works earned her scorn and fear from the military and upper classes but adoration and love from the workers and descamisados. Evita’s legendary life is displayed before your eyes as the most hated and most beloved woman in Argentina.
Plot: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
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Wonderful adaptation of the play
I liked this movie. I thought it kept it’s edge and that was largely because of Madonna. I didn’t want to like Madonna in the part…she seemed too flighty, too self-involved. I didn’t hold out too much hope for her acting.
She really surprised me. Not only did she do a wonderful job with the script as given, she also went so far as to watch footage of Eva Peron and got the hand gestures and facial expressions down.
I also heard that she is credited in obtaining permission from the Argentine government to film at the Casa Rosada. Eva Peron is STILL considered a saint, and they were worried the movie would show her in a bad light. Madonna proved to them (and then followed through on film) that she was going to give the role dignity…to show Eva Peron in a balanced way as a person with flaws, not an evil woman bent on destroying Argentina.
She actually made the movie for me to the point where I couldn’t envision anyone else in the role.
Antonio Banderas was also a bit of a surprise for me. I didn’t know anything about him and kinda considered him eye candy instead of a serious actor. I was pleasantly surprised when I found out he can sing as well as act.
Jonathan Price was good at portraying a Juan Peron. He could be gentle and kind to his friends, but also showed no remorse for “removing” anyone who opposes him. I read in another review of this movie that Price wasn’t barbaric enough for the part. Juan Peron WAS very charismatic…he had to be, or else he would NEVER had been elected president.
One of the things I liked most about this movie was that all the people in it seemed real. The extras were neither overly good looking or freakishly ugly. They looked like anyone you would see walking down any given street.
The cinematography is splendid, and it’s hard to beat the soundtrack.
It’s an 8/10 for me.
For Tulane class, Zach Schurkman
The movie Evita, starring Madonna, Antonio Banderas and Johnathan Pryce is a musical account of the life of Eva Peron. An adaptation of the original rock opera by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the film is told as a flash back with the narrator, Antonio Banderas as Che, recounting the events that have lead to the opening scene: the announcement of Evita’s death.
Evita, played by Madonna, was born into poverty in rural Argentina. She was able to climb the social ladder through her numerous male relationships and acting career. Eventually she marries Juan Peron, played by Jonathan Price, who is an up and coming Colonel in the Argentine military. Evita then becomes the first lady when a military lead coup makes Peron President. As first lady, Evita is extremely popular with the general Argentinean population because she is considered to understand the needs of the lower class, as she came from a poor background herself. Peron exploits his wife’s popularity by having Evita tour the world and run charitable foundations. As the story develops the narrator portrays Evita as increasingly more negative and aloof to her husband’s repressive actions and policies.
From a historical standpoint Evita has many inconsistencies, however, the general storyline is factual and based on Mary Main’s biography of Eva Peron. Unfortunately, Mary Main’s biography has been criticized as biased because much of her evidence was attained from anti-Peron sources. As a result the movie also shares this historical criticism, and many of the events and portrayals in the film have been disputed. The films’ suggestion that Evita was a terrible actress who slept her way to the top has been disproved by historians. Likewise, the film’s portrayal of Evita’s arrival in Buenos Aires as mistress of a married man has also been proved false. Nonetheless, the core historical events portrayed in the film are on the whole extremely accurate. The movie does a particularly good job of illustrating the social unrest and governmental corruption rampant in Argentina during the 1940’s and 1950’s. The film also correctly addresses the large gap between the rich and poor during the time period and its relative implications on society. All the dates, events and characters are based on historical fact, except for Che the narrator. This gives the movie a pseudo-realism that is unique from other musicals. As an educational film, Evita could be very helpful in depicting the events surrounding Peron’s rise to power, as long as one notes the biases and alleged inconsistencies ahead of time.
From an entertainment perspective, Evita is thoroughly enjoyable. Antonio Banderas in particular, does a fabulous job in his role of Che. Madonna, in the role she was “born to play”, is spotty at times, but on the whole is very commendable. The music, already famous from the play, is well incorporated into the movie and generally well sang by the cast. The simple cinematography allows the movie to progress very smoothly and incorporate Che in scenes the play never could. The story is widely held as a classic and is quite entertaining. Evita’s realism allows viewers to associate themselves with aspects of Evita or any of the other characters lives, while the music makes the movie easy to follow and family friendly.
Clearly Evita is worth watching as it is both entertaining and educational, a rare combination. Although, one must be preemptively warned that the movie has been criticized from a historical viewpoint as being unfairly negative toward Evita. The movie also portrays the many charitable and positive actions lead by Evita. The movie makes no claims to be entirely historically accurate, and subsequently must be understood as entertainment first, and history second. Still, the movie provides a strong background in Argentine history and politics that are relevant even today. On a scale of one to ten I would rate the movie a nine for entertainment and a seven for historical accuracy.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 15 min (135 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Director Alan Parker
Writer Tim Rice (book), Alan Parker (screenplay), Oliver Stone (screenplay)
Actors Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 43 nominations.
Production Company Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures, Summit Entertainment, Dirty Hands Productions
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Moviecam Compact, Cooke Xtal Express Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK
Film Length 3,751 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 50D 5245, EXR 100T 5248, EXR 200T 5293)
Cinematographic Process J-D-C Scope (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm