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Evita

The movie Evita was based on the book Evita (play).

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Movie details for Evita

The movie was released in 1996 and directed by Alan Parker, who also directed Birdy (1984). Evita was produced by Miramax. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.

Actors on this movie include Antonio Banderas, Madonna, Alan Parker, Gary Brooker, Adrià Collado, Andrea Corr, Martin Drogo, Gabriel Kraisman, Julian Littman, María Luján Hidalgo, Olga Merediz, Jimmy Nail, Laura Pallas, Peter Polycarpou, Jonathan Pryce, Victoria Sus, Servando Villamil, Venesa Weis, Julia Worsley and Maite Yerro.

 

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After more than a decade of false starts and several potential directors, the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical finally made it to the big screen with Alan Parker (The Commitments) at the helm and Madonna in the coveted title role of Argentina'... Read More
After more than a decade of false starts and several potential directors, the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical finally made it to the big screen with Alan Parker (The Commitments) at the helm and Madonna in the coveted title role of Argentina's first lady, Eva Perón. A triumph of production design, costuming, cinematography, and epic-scale pageantry, the film follows the rise of Eva Perón to the level of supreme social and political celebrity in the 1940s. Like Madonna, Perón was a material girl (she was only 33 when she died); she was instrumental in the political success of her husband, Juan Perón (Jonathan Pryce). But Eva was also a supremely tragic figure whose life was essentially hollow at its core despite the lavish benefits of her nearly goddess-like status. The film has a similar quality--it's visually astonishing but emotionally distant, and benefits greatly from the singing commentary of Ché (Antonia Banderas), who serves as a passionate chorus to guide the viewer through the elaborate parade of history. --Jeff Shannon

Book details for Evita (play)

Evita (play) was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The book was published in 1978 by Hal Leonard Corporation. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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11 songs from this beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical: And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out) * Another Suitcase in Another Hall * Buenos Aires * Don't Cry for Me Argentina * Eva, Beware of the City * High Flying, Adored * I'd Be Surprisingly G... Read More
11 songs from this beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical: And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out) * Another Suitcase in Another Hall * Buenos Aires * Don't Cry for Me Argentina * Eva, Beware of the City * High Flying, Adored * I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You * On This Night of a Thousand Stars * Rainbow High * She Is a Diamond * Waltz for Eva and Che. Includes fabulous color photos from the Broadway production!