The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
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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. Written by
Getting permission to use the Casa Rosada proved to be problematic as ministers from then-president Carlos Menem's cabinet demanded to see the script. Finally, more than six months after initial meetings, it was Madonna who managed to get the permission. After an unofficial meeting with Menem, she, together with Alan Parker, Jonathan Pryce and Antonio Banderas were called to an official meeting a week later at Los Olivos, where out of time constraints, she asked Menem the question, "Let's cut to the chase here. Do we have the balcony or don't we?" Menem eventually nodded and gave his personal permission. A replica of Casa Rosada was built in Shepperton as a contingency measure in event the permission was not granted. Madonna later joked that Menem only granted use of the balcony because she let a bra strap show during her meeting with him. See more »
During the Mass, when Evita is receiving Communion, she responds to the priest with "Amen". However, in a Tridentine Mass, nothing is said by the communicant before receiving the sacrament. The practice of saying "Amen" does not begin until the Second Vatican Council. See more »
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I knew before, that Madonna can sing but now I know what she also can act. Meanwhile, I knew before that Antonio Banderas can act, but now I know what he can sing. And in Evita he sang incredibly good. I agree, Madonna wasn't bad, but Antonio really stole the show. He brings to the movie incredible latin style. Also very good Jonathan Pryse as president Peron. This movie was very well directed and have very good cast. But, best in Evita, of course, are music and songs. With excellent songs and pretty good singing Evita becomes on of the best musical movies ever made. Alan Parker bring out the political climate from that years very well. Maybe whole movie was too political, but now too many time have passed and nobody shouldn't care about that. Best songs for me are Don't cry for me Argentina and nearly all Antonio's songs. In fact, only one minor problem in the movie is that Madonna in the beginning of the movie looks too old.
Worth seeing for any music and movie lover. Sorry for my bad English
8,1 out of 10.
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