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The Myths of CITIZEN KANE — The Answers

The Myths of CITIZEN KANE — The Answers

Orson Welles’s great classic, Citizen Kane, took over as the critics’ No. 1 choice ever in five Sight & Sound polls from 1962 through 2002. The movie had reigned supreme as “the greatest” for almost half century. We should explain that the highly respected British movie journal Sight & Sound – – published by the British Film Institute — has been polling international […]

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GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA Quiz — The Answers

GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA Quiz — The Answers

Gina Lollobrigida — she represented Italian frivolity to a generation of American moviegoers. It was natural that a race of bottom-pinchers should produce a Lollobrigida, wrote British critic David Thomson.  All this is to say that she was perhaps the most curvaceous figure classic Hollywood produced in its final years. Arriving in Hollywood in 1950, Gina swanned through […]

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ANITA EKBERG in the Fountain of Trevi —

ANITA EKBERG in the Fountain of Trevi — Farewell.

Offhand, we can’t think of many examples of a single moment in a single scene of a single movie living photographically across generations after the movie’s initial release. Certainly, Marilyn Monroe’s still amazing skirt-billowing moment in Billy Wilder’s 1955 romantic comedy The Seven Year Itch qualifies.  It raises libidos nearly 60 years later. And let’s […]

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