Evita

Trivia: Antonio Banderas got the role of Che by submitting a self-made audition tape and then performing all the musical numbers in front of director Alan Parker at a dinner meet in Miami.

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Trivia: Madonna has 140 spoken words of dialogue, and Antonio Banderas only has six. The rest of their lines are sung.

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Trivia: Madonna holds the record for the most number of costume changes in a film. The record was previously held by Elizabeth Taylor for the 1963 film Cleopatra (65 costume changes). In Evita, Madonna changed costumes 85 times (which included 39 hats, 45 pairs of shoes and 56 pairs of earrings).

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Trivia: The song "You Must Love Me", which was written specifically for the film, has since been added to productions of the show on stage.

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Trivia: When he originally conceived the idea for the show and began researching Eva Peron, Tim Rice became so fascinated with her that he named his first daughter after her.

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Trivia: The director Alan Parker makes a cameo as -who else- the "tormented director" who has to tolerate Eva's bad acting.

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Continuity mistake: Parts of the movie were filmed in Budapest/Hungary, and in the funeral scene Hungarian shopnames are to see behind the big pictures of Evita on the housewalls.

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Eva Perón: What's new, Buenos Aires? I'm new! I wanna say I'm just a little stuck on you - you'll be on me too! I get out here Buenos Aires! Stand back - you ought to know what you're gonna get in me: Just a little touch of star quality.

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Question: What does the Latin chant in "Oh What a Circus" translate to? (The "salve regina" bit?)

Answer: As I recall they sing the English right after the Latin, but, in any case, it's a variation of a well known Gregorian Chant. The English from the movie is: Hail, oh queen, mother of mercy / Our life, sweetness, and hope / Hail, hail, oh queen / To you we cry, exiled sons of Eve / To you we sigh, mourning and weeping / Oh clement, oh loving one.

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