La vita italiana

Requiem for a Filmmaker: Sergio Leone, His Life, Work, and Legacy (Part two)   Sergio Leone’s first directing job in the United States was said to be a work of art.  The film, Once Upon a Time in the West …

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Tuscany or Toscana is one of the largest regions of Italy. The Etruscans, people native of Asia Minor, after a mass migration settled in the northern part of Italy but circa the 6th century B.C. a Gallic invasion from north …

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The “Leopard”, one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, was written by a Sicilian aristocrat who was extremely erudite, pensive, impulsive, and sensitive. One critic says that his words from his novel can be memorized as poetry.   …

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Have you ever had a dream that you were flying? Most people will answer “yes” to this question. The incident, of which I am about to tell you, entered the world in just this way, through a dream.   Our …

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Who is this man credited with promoting love and passion and sales in the billions of dollars, world-wide, of flowers, candy and skimpy garments of a diaphanous nature?  My search to know more about the saint who came to be …

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Amedeo Modigliani was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Born in Livorno (Leghorn), Italy, he was the fourth son of Eugenia Garsin and Flaminio Modigliani. Both the Garsins and the Modiglianis descended from the Sephardic Jews that …

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Italian Cowboys at the greatest celebration of the American West – The 29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Elko, Nevada – The 29th National Poetry Gathering was a week-long celebration of culture, tradition, and life of the rural West in the …

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Requiem for a Filmmaker: Sergio Leone, His Life, Work, and Legacy (Part One)    Among the many prolific producers and directors with which Italy is credited, Sergio Leone stands out for his unique and unusual genre in filmmaking.   Born …

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The survival of most media organizations is to obtain that exclusive interview or story.  Publishers and editors attempt to separate their media group from the rest, in order to get the exclusive rights to a story even if this implies …

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The Celts, whom the Romans called Celti or Galli, were a tribal society that spoke the Celtic language and originally occupied most of today’s Ireland, Scotland and France. During the time of the rise of the Roman Empire the Celts …

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