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Movie Quote of the Day – Light in the Piazza, 1962 (dir. Guy Green)

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Meg Johnson: Signor Naccarelli?
Signor Naccarelli: Yes?
Meg Johnson: During my stay in Italy, I have been told on several occasions that Anglo-Saxons know very little about passion. Is that what you ware working up to?
Signor Naccarelli: You think me insincere? You find me unattractive?
Meg Johnson: No, I find you quite attractive, but there are plenty of American men who appreciate women just as much as you do.

Oscar Vault Monday – Three Coins In The Fountain, 1954 (dir. Jean Negulesco)

I simply adore this movie. It is Old Hollywood charm at its best. But it also slyly dances around certain taboo subjects (promiscuity, etc.) in quite a remarkable way, though not quite as blatantly as Otto Preminger’s 1953 film The Moon Is Blue (also starring Maggie McNamara). Three Coins In The Fountain contains some truly breathtaking color cinematography by Milton R. Krasner of Italy – and in Cinemascope, too! I would just love to see this film on the big screen. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning two: Best Color Cinematography (won), Best Original Song (won) and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were The Cain Mutiny, The Country Girl, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and winner On The Waterfront.

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