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Times Staff WriterHe was 18 and inexperienced — in all respects — when he came to Rome in 1938. For Federico Fellini, it was the beginning of a love affair that lasted more than 50 years. Rome dazzled and indulged him. It fed the dreams he turned into such...
Tags: Benito Mussolini, Death, Mel Gibson, Travel, Trips and Vacations
Times Staff WriterRoberto Benigni's "Pinocchio" is a bummer in any language. The most expensive Italian movie ever made ($45 million), it opened on Christmas Day in the U.S. minus press previews to poor business and worse reviews. The film had been given a painstaking...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Roberto Benigni, Walt Disney
Times Staff WriterNobody writes songs about January in Paris. It's cold and bleak, and the impenetrable rain clouds make 8 a.m. as dark as midnight. It's perfect weather for going to the movies, which is what I do. But I also go to the movies in Paris in April, May and...
Tags: Pixar Animation Studios, John Ford, Cyd Charisse, Travel, Taiwan
Times Staff WriterSeconds before the Palme d'Or winner was announced Sunday night, a TV camera caught popular favorite Nanni Moretti anxiously rubbing his brow. He needn't have worried. His "La Stanza del Figlio" (The Son's Room) became the first Italian film in more...
Times Staff WriterTo mark the 50th anniversary of "I Vitelloni," the Nuart will present a one-week run of a new 35-millimeter print of Federico Fellini's first masterpiece. Fellini's first two films as a director, "Variety Lights" (1950), which he co-directed with...
Tags: Cartoons, Movies, Entertainment, Family, Santa Monica
Times Staff WriterOf the five films competing for the upcoming Best Picture Oscar, only one features scenes shot in Hollywood. Not the Hollywood with a big white sign on the hill. The one in Florida. In "The Hours," the segments in which Julianne Moore played a...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday July 31, 1998 Marcello Mastroianni, who died in Paris in December 1996 at age 72, could not have had a finer valedictory to a great career than Manoel de Oliveira's "Voyage to the Beginning of the World." When Federico Fellini's "La...
Tags: Celebrities, Movies, Entertainment, Death, Marcello Mastroianni
Times Staff WriterMartin Scorsese's superb, monumental "My Voyage to Italy" began in his parents' Little Italy living room in the late '40s when his Sicilian immigrant family gathered around its new TV on Friday nights to watch Italian movies. He tells us that were it...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday July 31, 1998 Wistful and willful, delighted and heartbroken, there has never been a face quite like Giulietta Masina's. To see her in the beautifully restored 1957 "Nights of Cabiria" is to witness the indomitability of life itself, to...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday July 1, 1998 Wistful and willful, delighted and heartbroken, there has never been a face quite like Giulietta Masina's. To see her in the beautifully restored 1957 "Nights of Cabiria" is to witness the indomitability of life itself, to...
TIMES STAFF WRITERWednesday November 25, 1998 In Walter Salles' "Central Station," a film that is as beautiful as it is wrenching, the camera picks out a worn, unhappy-looking older woman who sets up a table and chair every day in Rio's vast railroad terminus. She...
Tags: Italy, Movies, Entertainment, Clermont, Montenegro
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 1, 1999 Anna Maria Tato's three-hour, 18-minute "Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember" is the kind of full-length career portrait that every great actor deserves but rarely receives. When Mastroianni died at 72 in Paris on Dec. 19,...
Tags: Minority Groups, Italy, Career and Workplace, Movies, Death
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