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Love is a condition of life that rewards all the virtues, except moderation. Thus, our enduring fascination with the compelling and tumultuous relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and the late Richard Burton. Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger are the...
Tags: John Gielgud, Poetry, Movies, Celebrities, Wales
She once bristled when anyone put down Los Angelesbut not anymore. Now, says fashion designer Rodriguez, I think its better if people dont get that L.A.s a truly modern and diverse city. Its our secret. Of course, she isnt exactly helping to...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIf you're planning to visit Rome before you die, it pays to prepare for the experience. Here are 10 books and movies to help you understand what you see in the Roman Forum, at the Vatican and on the Piazza Navona. 1. "The Agony and the Ecstasy" (1961, by...
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Dreams revolving around childhood, religion, relationships and death permeated Federico Fellini's classic films, such as "La Dolce Vita," "8 1/2 " and "Amarcord." So it's no surprise the Oscar-winning Italian filmmaker had a vivid dream life. From the...
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ANYONE familiar with the films of Federico Fellini knows that he gave importance to dreams. But the extent of that devotion has become fully evident only now, with the publication of "Il Libro dei Sogni" -- "The Book of Dreams." These sketches, mostly...
Tags: Marcello Mastroianni, Movies, Death, Mystery (genre), Book
Special to The TimesSince first produced more than 40 years ago, "Sweet Charity" has undergone an unfortunate metamorphosis from the sweetly sentimental to the downright treacly. Granted, Cy Coleman's music and Dorothy Fields' lyrics combine in some memorable standards ("...
Tags: Dance, Social Issues, Molly Ringwald, Dancing, Neil Simon
IN an era when droves of American writers have deserted the novel for the cozier pleasures of the confessional -- and when pouring your heart out, preferably on television, has become a national sport -- Gore Vidal remains an unlikely memoirist. Long ago,...
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Hello, this is Gore Vidal," the East Egg baritone announced. "Is Richard there?" I stammered a return greeting as the voice continued, "I read your story . . ." and then halted. On a Sunday in the spring of 1982, my article about Vidal's campaign for...
Tullio Pinelli Co-writer of Fellini films Tullio Pinelli, 100, the Italian screenwriter best known for his close association with director Federico Fellini, died Saturday in Rome, according to European newspapers. The cause of death was not announced....
Special to The Times++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ How ironic -- yet oddly fitting -- that Michelangelo Antonioni should die in Italy, at 94, the day after Ingmar Bergman died at 89 in Sweden. At the time of their deaths they were arguably Europe's two...
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...
Times Staff WriterAfter the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Jim Smeal's phone didn't ring for two weeks. The fax machine stopped spitting out press releases and party invitations. The e-mails dried up. Even when the clatter resumed, all he could hear was the sound of lost...
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