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BOLOGNA - In the early morning of November 2, 1975, in Idroscalo, a terminally dreadful shanty town in Ostia, outside Rome, the body of Pier Paolo Pasolini, then 53, an intellectual powerhouse and one of the greatest filmmakers of the 1960s and 1970s, was found badly beaten and run over by his own Alfa Romeo.... Read More
Even in his wild, stoned to death, easy rider cuckoo times, Jack Nicholson would never have imagined he would one day tag team with the First Lady of the United States to present an Oscar for Best Picture. This is more Hunter S Thompson than Academy territory - and hardly presidential. But it did -... Read More
The buzz in Los Angeles is that Argo will win this year’s Oscar for Best Picture. The Ben Affleck-directed CIA thriller has already won Best Picture at the Golden Globes, the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild and the Producers Guild. Only in Hollywood you can win Best Picture without the guy who... Read More
The Sheikh he drove his Cadillac He went a-cruisin' down the ville The Muezzin was a-standin' On the radiator grill The Clash, Rock the Casbah It's irrelevant. It may be a rockin' Hollywood thriller - an Osama/Obama double bill (directed by Kathryn "Hurt Locker" Bigelow). But the targeted assassination - allegedly with an iconic American... Read More
PARIS - I had promised a two-part analysis on the new iron triangle of Iran, Russia and China to celebrate the launch of atimes.net, but I knew trouble was brewing as soon as my Thai mobile started ringing. Still dizzy after a long flight from Asia, still dreaming of the energy/nuclear/weapons love-fest linking Iranian Supreme... Read More
PARIS - Michelangelo Antonioni died this past Monday at 94, less than 24 hours after Ingmar Bergman. The talk from Paris to Rome is of a cosmic joke by the supreme film buff Up There, like a crossover between Persona and L'Avventura staged by Woody Allen. Antonioni was not only the great painter of the... Read More
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