Nick Vivarelli

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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'Fur' flies into Rome

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Nicole Kidman starrer "Fur" will world preem as the out-of-competition opening film of the first RomeFilmFest. The biopic of photographer Diane Arbus will unspool Oct. 13, with Kidman expected on the…

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Short route to Venice

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South African helmer-producer Tebobo Mahlatsi will preside over the jury of the Venice Film Festival's Corto Cortissimo sidebar, dedicated to short films, where 17 entries from 15 countries are set…

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Venice flies U.S. flag

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A bevy of American pics, including 11 world preems, will unspool at the 63rd Venice Film Festival. Among five Yank entries vying for the Golden Lion is "The Fountain," Darren Aronofsky's romantic…

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Lido plants 'Dahlia'

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The world preem of Brian De Palma's James Ellroy adaptation "The Black Dahlia" will open the 63rd Venice Film Festival in competition on Aug. 30. Based on the 1947 L.A. murder of aspiring actress…

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