5 Perfection.danieljohnsonfilms | 18/05/2007 | See all danieljohnsonfilms's reviews (1)Quite frankly, it's the greatest film ever made.Head down to your local rental store or a DVD shop, or even an online place like here (no offence play.com, cause I do love you very much) and you find all the latest releases, right now it's 'Deja Vu', last week it was 'The Sentinel' -- you know, it's all very slick films with guns and people running around a lot.. life and death situations. Thing is, you watch enough of this and you become a bit numb, you forget the true effect that cinema can have on you. You forget how beautiful and inspirational it can be.Okay-okay, you're thinking "beautiful and inspirational? oh God, this is going to be like one of those pretentious French films from the 60's".But no. It's not like that. Let me make a statement - a pretty outlanding one at that but a something I believe to be true:Cinema Paradiso is the finest film ever made. And yes, I've seen Shawshank Redemption.Please please please buy this film - watch the Director's Extended Cut; yes, the whole 2.75 hours of it. It's filmic perfection.