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2006-08-31 10:28:54

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - Ben Affleck said he drew on personal experience to play 1950s television Superman star George Reeves in a new film which uses his mysterious death to examine the highs and lows of Hollywood fame. "Hollywoodland" premiered in Venice on Thursday, the second "film noir" detective story to hit the annual film festival in as many days after "The Black Dahlia" kicked of the 11-day movie marathon on Wednesday. Affleck, who has famously enjoyed as...

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2006-06-12 00:15:00

By Erik Pedersen LOS ANGELES -- Look, up on the screen! It's a religious allegory! It's post-Depression American history! It's ... an ad for a big summer movie. Cynicism aside, A&E's "Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman" is a well-made, reverent tribute to the king of superheroes. But only the most fervent fans of "the most virtuous man on Earth" can be expected to weather its ambitious two-hour running time. Still, that's a sizable chunk of potential viewers. "Look, Up in...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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