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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,...
Tags: Death, Cheshire, Paul Bowles, Gore Vidal, Saul Bellow
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...
Times Staff WriterRather than "fade in," the screenplay for French filmmaker Jean-Claude Brisseau's symbol-laden erotic drama, "Exterminating Angels," could very well have begun with, "Dear Penthouse ... " Though the film expresses a kinship to Luis Bu˝uel, Federico...
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....
Tags: Mississippi, Death, Blues (genre), Health, Lawyers
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...
Wall Street JournalBranding Italy may be harder than you think. This fall, the Italian government will revive plans to create a Web portal aimed at attracting tourists to the nation. Though plenty of visitors flock to Italy's cities, beaches and countryside all year...
The last Oscars derby ended just weeks ago, but -- admit it -- you can't wait to find out which ponies are out front for the next race. Our forum posters are already making early predix here, but below is some of our own noodling too. Among the Oscar...
Zap2It.comJulius J. & Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch's "Casablanca" script, adapted from the play "Everybody Comes to Rick's" by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison, has been saluted as the greatest screenplay ever by the members of the Writers Guild of America. The...
Tribune movie criticWhen the Oscar nominations come out Tuesday, there are bound to be cries of injustice -- and in many cases, those charges will have merit. Can anyone really defend the exclusion from the Oscar nominee list in various years of movies such as "Some Like...
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 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: Walt Disney, Roberto Benigni, Movies, Entertainment
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...
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