The bond between American and Italian costumers has been a strong and long-lasting one that has contributed to some of the best-looking movies ever made, says acclaimed Italian costume designer Carlo Poggioli. “We are the country that has won the most Oscars, both for set design and costumes, after the Americans,” says Poggioli, head of Italy’s cos...

Lou Ferrigno may be best known for the title role in the hit television series, The Incredible Hulk, but before that, he was a world-class body builder and more recently, he’s been involved with law enforcement. I had the opportunity to interview him this past weekend at the Wizard World Comic Convention in Tulsa. Ferrigno said he turned to body bu...

As she's quick to remind, Lady Gaga is just an Italian-American girl from New York, but for her next movie part she'll play one of the most infamous Italian criminal heiresses. According to *Deadline*, she'll take on the role of Patrizia Gucci (né Patrizia Reggiani) in a Ridley Scott-directed film based on the rise and fall of the Gucci family. It...

Let’s take a look at Martin Scorsese’s documentary My Voyage To Italy – the legendary director’s love letter to Italian cinema. Although Scorsese is best known for his gangster movies like Goodfellas and Gangs Of New York,  his documentaries are some of his best work. Scorsese has directed many documentaries over his career, with a few of them focu...

Join members of ICC and SDIFF for a night revolving around the world of Elena Ferrante. SDIFF Executive Director Diana Agostini and SDIFF Artistic Director Antonio Iannotta will hold a workshop on Elena Ferrante's first two novels: L'amore molesto and I giorni dell'abbandono. The workshop will be taught in English, with references to the original t...

For years, Italian filmmaker Sergio Corbucci was saddled with a less-than-complimentary nickname – “The Other Sergio” – because his own Spaghetti Westerns often (well, to be more precise, just about always) were overshadowed by those of his contemporary, the great Sergio Leone. But critics, academics and diehard movie buffs have long championed Cor...

Si sono conclusi oggi, 28 ottobre, i festeggiamenti in onore della prima donna regista Lina Wertmuller con la posa in opera della stella sulla "walk of fame " di Hollywood accanto a quella di Ennio Morricone, che per l'occasione ha inviato in diretta un messaggio augurale.  Alla cerimonia hanno partecipato  autorità locali, la Console Generale Silv...

Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller hardly remembers making history as the first Oscar-nominated female director for her work on the 1970s film “Seven Beauties.” But she does proudly recall trolling the ceremony by swapping seats with the wife of a famous Italian movie critic when her name was announced — much to the confusion of the reaction-camera...

The 13th annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival (NCIFF), in partnership with the College of Charleston, will take place from Thurs. Nov. 7 to Sun. Nov. 10 at the Queen Street Playhouse. The only one of its kind in the southeast United States, the festival celebrates the most noteworthy contemporary Italian films through exclusive screenings, in...

There’s no plaque to honor the encounter, and neither of its central participants can pinpoint the exact date it occurred, but somewhere on a stretch of 14th Street in Manhattan’s East Village is the spot where, in the late 1960s, two rookie actors named Robert De Niro and Al Pacino first crossed paths. They were up-and-comers enjoying early tastes...