MAD FOR EVITA

YOU'VE HEARD THE MUSIC, SEEN THE CLOTHES, READ THE HYPE. BUT CAN THIS MOVIE REVIVE MADONNA'S CAREER?

It's a brisk afternoon in late April, and the Evita crew has set up shop outside a small white church in a suburb of Budapest. They are filming the wedding of Eva and Juan Peron, and 100 or so onlookers from the neighborhood are watching Jonathan Pryce and Madonna, as the Argentine general and his bride, emerge from the front door, wave and get showered with rice--then repeat the sequence half a dozen times. One person in the crowd is not watching the actors: a tall, well-muscled man, standing with his arms folded, named Bob Izzard. Each time the cameras roll,...

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