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  • Nothing like gladiator school for family mayhem

    Nothing like gladiator school for family mayhem
    It's not often you step out of a chauffeured Mercedes and cheerfully answer "yes" when asked if you are "Ready to die?" On a recent visit to Rome, my son, Ewan, 11, and I enrolled in one of several gladiator schools that offer tourists a chance to learn...
  • Rome Film Fest To Slim Down Lineup, Eliminate Juries, And Focus On Emerging Directors

    ROME - After a long period of silence, during which it suffered a date change and a budget cut, the Rome Film Festival has announced it will have a slimmer lineup during its upcoming October 16-25 ninth edition, and no international juries for most of its...
  • Italian high court's ruling on 'Getty Bronze' faces a long delay

    Italian high court's ruling on 'Getty Bronze' faces a long delay
    This story has been updated. Please see below for details. The "Getty Bronze," a 300s BC highlight of Los Angeles' most eminent collection of classical antiquities, depicts a slender young athlete frozen in a moment of triumph. On Thursday, a legal...
  • D-Day plus one: 'Do not overstate our chances'

    D-Day plus one: 'Do not overstate our chances'
    Our national recollection of the storming of the Normandy beaches by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, is one of pride, thanks and a sense of inevitability, because we know now that the invasion was the beginning of the end for the Nazi forces. But as the...
  • Twentieth Century Fox Topper Jim Gianopulos To Be Feted by Italy's Taormina Fest

    ROME - Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairman Jim Gianopulos will be feted by Italy's Taormina Film Festival with a lifetime achievement award during the event's 60th edition which, as previously announced, will open June 14 with "How To Train Your Dragon 2"...
  • Venice Film Festival To Open With Alejandro G. Inarritu's 'Birdman'

    ROME - Alejandro G. Inarritu's "Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance," toplining Michael Keaton, will open the Venice Film Festival. The black comedy, about a washed-up actor (Keaton) who once played an iconic superhero and must overcome his ego...
  • 'Third Person' at the mercy of a mix of emotions, stories

    "Third Person," the latest interlocking puzzle from Paul Haggis, is about love. But it's not a soft and fuzzy sort of love. As Leona Lewis put it in the pop hit a few years ago, it's the "you cut me open and I keep bleeding, keep keep bleeding" sort....
  • James Murdoch Meets Italian Prime Minister, Pledges More Italo TV Production Investments

    ROME - James Murdoch and Sky Italia managing director Andrea Zappia on Monday met Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi in Rome and pledged a Euros 40 million ($54 million) investment in two high-profile Italian TV series, "Diabolik" and Paolo Sorrentino'...
  • Italy's RAI Cinema Boasts Banner Year But Continues To Cut Back On Hollywood Pics

    ROME - Italy's RAI Cinema is having a banner year, commanding a 15% box office share for the first half of 2014, which makes pubcaster RAI's film unit the number two Italian distributor after Warner Bros. However Hollywood titles continue to be a low...
  • Pope cancels Rome hospital visit at last minute

    Pope cancels Rome hospital visit at last minute
    Pope Francis canceled a visit to a Rome hospital at the last minute on Friday because of what the Vatican called a "sudden indisposition". The Vatican gave no immediate details about what was ailing the 77-year-old Argentine pontiff, who has canceled...
  • Cinecittà World Theme Park Designed By Dante Ferretti Unveiled in Rome

    ROME - Rome's long-in-the-works $300 million Cinecittà World theme park, designed by multiple-Oscar-winning production designer designer Dante Ferretti and based on films shot at the famed studios, including "Ben Hur," several by Federico Fellini, and...