The television adaption of Umberto Eco’s best selling novel, The Name of the Rose, comes to the small screen today. The series debuts 30 years after Jean-Jacques Annaud’s film. The pilot episode is set in 1327, and begins with a blood medieval battle. Adso da Melk, played by Damian Hardung, appears as the apprentice of the Franciscan friar-cum-dete...

Ospite d’eccezione al WiMu di Barolo (Cuneo) l’attore italoamericano John Turturro. Arrivato a Torino per il debutto del suo “Rigoletto” al Teatro Regio (dal 6 al 17 febbraio) e accompagnato dal presidente della Barolo & Castles Foundation, Paolo Damilano, e dal sindaco di Barolo, Renata Bianco, Turturro si è concesso una lunga visita tra gli alles...

Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with Nutley UNICO and the Nutley Public Library with a screening of Mia Madre (My Mother), on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. According to a library news release, the 2015 award-winning Italian language film with English subtitles stars Margherita Buy as a woman facing a career crisis as well as caring for her...

Si­ci­lia­na la ma­dre, Ka­the­ri­ne, una can­tan­te jazz ori­gi­na­ria di Ara­go­na, pae­se del­la pro­vin­cia di Agri­gen­to. Pu­glie­se il pa­dre, Ni­cho­las Tur­tur­ro (nato Ni­co­la Tur­tur­ro), car­pen­tie­re emi­gra­to ne­gli Sta­ti Uni­ti a sei anni in­sie­me con la fa­mi­glia pro­ve­nien­te da Gio­vi­naz­zo (Bari). E gli umo­ri, i ru­mo­ri...

Hollywood stars Rupert Everett and John Turturro are to star in the first television adaptation of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose, its producers said on Wednesday. The big-budget, eight-part series drawn from the Italian author's best-selling murder mystery set in the Middle Ages will be screened next year, said Orange Content, the production e...

The Left Wing, in association with John Turturro, presents the world premiere production of Brandon Cole's Imperfect Love, a serious comedy in two acts. Directed by Michael Di Jiacomo, Imperfect Love is inspired by the tumultuous life of the great Italian actress Eleonora Duse(1858-1924) and her nine-year love affair with the poet and playwright Ga...

The Umberto Eco novel (and Jean-Jacques Annaud film) The Name of the Rose is to become an episodic TV show with John Turturro as its lead and Rupert Everett co-starring. Filling the role originally played by Sean Connery in 1986’s The Name of the Rose, Turturro has been announced as the star of a TV show based on Eco’s classic. First published in 1...

L’italoamericano più amato del cinema mondiale è assolutamente lui. John Turturro – 60 anni il 28 febbraio – è riuscito ad imporsi ad Hollywood, arrivando a girare più di 70 film, di cui 6 da regista, diventando l’attore feticcio di grandi registi come Spike Lee e i fratelli Coen, ma lavorando anche con Scorsese, Woody Allen e parecchio anche nel n...

by Michael Traversa   It's easy in Hollywood for an actor to be typecast according to his or her ethnicity. In his long-lasting career, which includes over ninety projects, John Turturro was able to both stay faithful to his Italian roots and avoid playing a specific kind of character.   Always interested in learning about his ancestr...

As we already did with music, radio, religion, cinema, sport, literature, theater, consumerism and cuisine, today we analyze the relationship between Italy and the United States from the point of view of another fundamental paradigm for the last century: television.   We do this with a young Italian talent, Luca Martera: scholar, writer, director...