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Overabundance on Offer

Overabundance on Offer

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 28th 2017

When it held its gala New York world premiere 63 years ago this week, there was already too much muchness about writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s glamorous The Barefoot Contessa (1954) to admi

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Italian Beauty

Italian Beauty

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 9th 2017

It’s been a while since her portrayal of Princess Aura in Flash Gordon (1980) and her subsequent global film work in a mixture of Hollywood fare (Love and Money, Oscar, Once upon a Crime…) and arti

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The Muti Phenomenon

The Muti Phenomenon

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 12th 2016

Ornella Muti has a handful of noteworthy American movies on her 46-year cinematic resumé, such as her alluring Princess Aura in director Mike Hodges’ outlandish Flash Gordon (1980), an untrustworthy

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