The Great Beauty: The Visual Feast at the Wedding of the Sacred and the Profane

Wanda Waterman

The Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 16 2014-04-18

Film: The Great Beauty

Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Writers: Paolo Sorrentino & Umberto Contrarello

“Rome is a place where, more than any other city, the sacred and the profane go together.”

-Paolo Sorentino in an interview with Larry Rother for The New York Times

Have you ever experienced that peculiar astonishment that follows profound loss, that sense of surprise at the fact that the people around you are carrying on as usual? If so, you may have asked yourself, “How can they continue like this? Don’t they know the world has ended?”

What if you were to experience this astonishment in one of the most inspiring cities in the world, a city almost numinous with history, art, wealth, and religious devotion? (Read the rest here.)

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