Nick Vivarelli

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More lira for Lido?

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Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi speedboated to the Lido to pledge government backing for the Venice fest and its quest for a new Palazzo del Cinema on Tuesday, just as Gianni Amelio's "The…

'Black' and Scarlett

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The 63rd Venice Film Festival opened Aug. 30 with the paparazzi screaming "Scarlett," as Scarlett Johansson, Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Mia Kirshner and novelist James Ellroy paraded down the…

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Regal Lido weekend

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"The Queen" reigned over the weekend on the Lido, where Stephen Frears' depiction of friction between Tony Blair and Britain's monarch following the death of Princess Diana earned ovations. Pic goes…

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Rules of succession

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When Rome's Cinecitta Studios were known as Hollywood on the Tiber during the 1950s and '60s, Alvaro Grassi, whose family had been tailors for countless generations, created the body armor for…

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