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Francis Ford Coppola : How The Godfather was made

Francis Ford Coppola Getting Marlon Brando cast as Vito Corleone in The Godfather took a lot of tenacity, grit, and determination on Coppola’s part.  This is how genius works. Coppola knew Brando was the guy, and fought for it until the very end. We Love Ya, Dominic & Frank #EverybodyLovesItalian www.EverybodyLovesItalian.com 

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Manchurian Candidate (1962) – Train Smoking Scene

In The Manchurian Candidate, Sinatra plays Major Ben Marco, an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. He served valiantly as a captain in the Korean War and his Sergeant, Raymond Shaw, even won the Medal of Honor. Marco has a major problem however: he has a recurring nightmare, one where two members of his squad […]

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Leonardo’s “Last Supper”

The Last Supper (L’Ultima Cena – in Italian) is a late 15th-century mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie in Milan. It is one of the world’s most famous paintings. The work is presumed to have been commenced around 1495 and was commissioned as part of a plan […]

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Michelangelo’s Pietà

The Pietà (1498–1499) is a work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti. It is housed in St. Peter’s Basilica. The statue was commissioned by a French Cardinal, who was a representative in Rome. The sculpture, in Carrara marble, was made for the cardinal’s funeral monument, but was moved to its current location, the first chapel on the right […]

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10 “Italians” that are Household Names

10 “Italians” that are Household Names These are people of Italian decent that would have been or are recognized pretty much anywhere on earth. * Sophia Loren Sophia Loren born Sofia Villani Scicolone is quite possibly the most recognizable Italian of all time   Aside from an Academy Award, she has won a Grammy Award, five special […]

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Rocky Walks Little Marie Home

Rocky Balboa was just another guy from the neighborhood, before getting his chance against Apollo Creed. In this scene we see an almost paternal side to the Italian Stallion.   This scene is from Rocky. when the Champ gives some advice to little Marie. We Love Ya, Dominic & Frank #EverybodyLovesItalian www.EverybodyLovesItalian.com 

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HOW TO BE ITALIAN • 20 Rules Italians never break

Italian stereotypes? Well…some of them are true! Especially when it comes to Italy’s social etiquette. Here’s a list of unwritten “rules” Italians must respect at all times 🙂 From Italian food to fashion, going through cheek-kissing, pasta cooking, and coffee making. Take a tour around the unique world of Italian conventions: – How Italians kiss […]

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Italian-American Writer Gay Talese Discusses Fashion

New Journalism pioneer, Gay Talese, is known for three things: groundbreaking magazine work, best-selling books, and an unrivaled passion for the art of tailoring (watch, and you’ll see). He has had a brilliant career, but as the son of  tailor, and a proud Italian-American, Gay Talese has always taken fashion seriously. We Love Ya, Dominic […]

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Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon – “Because You’re You”

Frankie & Annette What a dream pairing they were! This tender and sweet song captured an innocent period of time in our country, and brings back so many memories. In this duet, you get the feeling that they meant what they sang to each other. This it was more than acting. There was a beautiful and rare […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio Speaks Italian in Meet With Pope Francis

DiCaprio in Rome Italian-American actor Leonardo DiCaprio met Pope Francis at the Vatican recently. The two discussed their shared concern over the environment and DiCaprio gave the pontiff a check from his charitable foundation. DiCaprio arrived in the Apostolic Palace and kissed the pope’s ring, saying in Italian, “Your Holiness, thank you for granting me […]

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