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2006-04-19 01:59:56

By Gregory McNamee LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Anita Ekberg, the Swedish bombshell, so admired Federico Fellini that upon arriving in Rome to work on "La Dolce Vita," one of the famed director's associates reported, "she greeted him lying naked on her bed, ready to do the deed." Fellini was no stranger to backstage romances. Still, the associate continued, he was so flustered that he faked an attack of appendicitis, which he acted out so well that an ambulance took him away...

2006-03-23 14:53:04

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Italian director Nanni Moretti brings Silvio Berlusconi to the big screen in "The Cayman," a bitter-sweet critique of the tycoon-turned-politician but also of those who demonise him. "The Cayman" hits the screens in Italy on Friday, just two weeks before an April 9-10 election which opinion polls say the prime minister's centre-right bloc is likely to lose. Its release has been hotly anticipated in Italy, both because of the proximity to the ballot...

2006-02-20 11:49:51

VIENNA (Reuters) - Italian prosecutors found more than 100 syringes and 30 packs of drugs, including asthma drugs and antidepressants, in a raid on Austrian Winter Olympics bases, an Italian prosecutor told Austrian television. They also seized devices for blood testing and blood transfusions in the raid on Saturday on the country's biathlon and cross-country teams, Austrian state television ORF said on its Web site on Monday, quoting Turin prosecutor Raffaele Guariniello. ORF also...

2006-02-20 11:15:29

VIENNA (Reuters) - Italian prosecutors found more than 100 syringes and 30 packs of drugs, including asthma drugs and antidepressants, in a raid on Austrian Winter Olympics bases, an Italian prosecutor told Austrian television. They also seized devices for blood testing and blood transfusions in the raid on Saturday on the country's biathlon and cross-country teams, Austrian state television ORF said on its Web site on Monday, quoting Turin prosecutor Raffaele Guariniello. ORF also...

2006-02-17 14:52:43

By Mike Collett-White BERLIN (Reuters) - Oscar winner Roberto Benigni said on Friday he had no choice but to set his latest film in Iraq. The irrepressible Italian was in Berlin for the international launch of "The Tiger and the Snow," which already has been released in his homeland. "We live with this horror and are surrounded by this horror," Benigni told Reuters in interview, referring to the Iraq war. "It's impossible not to feel the Iraqi war now. The Iraqi war was in my...

2006-02-15 13:07:33

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Uneasy about their Mafia past and especially Hollywood's portrayals of it, Italian filmmakers have knocked down their own taboos in style with "Romanzo Criminale" that drew cheers at the Berlin Film Festival on Wednesday. Italian gangsters killing each other while remaining likeable characters has been a staple of U.S. films for decades but left Italy uncomfortable with the stereotypes. The epic "Romanzo Criminale" (Crime Novel) filled a...

2005-10-06 03:06:56

By Peter Kiefer ROME (Hollywood Reporter) - Italy is gearing up for an unprecedented rollout of actor/filmmaker Roberto Benigni's highly anticipated new film, "The Tiger and the Snow," his first film since the universally panned "Pinocchio." The romantic comedy, which stars Benigni, his wife Nicoletta Braschi, French actor Jean Reno and American musician Tom Waits, will have its official release on October 14 with 800 prints. But that number could come close to 1,000 when accounting...

2005-10-04 13:26:58

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - Having sought to portray a lighter side to Nazi concentration camps, Italian actor-director Roberto Benigni is now looking for love and laughs in wartime Iraq. "The Tiger and the Snow," which Benigni screened in Rome on Tuesday, is a romantic comedy that in many ways follows the Oscar-winning blueprint of his 1997 film "La Vita e' Bella" (Life is Beautiful). Benigni is again the star of the film, and again chases after the woman of his dreams -- his...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.