Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, September 8, 2013

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Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, September 8, 2013

by Simon de Swaan

Life is a combination of magic and pasta.–Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini, an Italian film director and scriptwriter, was born on January 20, 1920, in Rimini, Italy.  Part of the Italian Neorealist movement, Fellini was known for a distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images. His major works are La Dolce Vita and 8 1/2. Fellini. “At least half of all film-makers asked about the directors they most admire include Federico Fellini in their top three,” says The Guardian, and he is considered one of the most influential filmmakers of the twentieth century, winning five Academy Awards, to become the person who won the highest number of Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film in history. He died October 31, 1993.

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Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, February 24, 2012

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by Simón de Swaan

I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee.–Burt Lancaster

Burton Stephen “Burt” Lancaster was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique and distinctive smile. After initially building his career on “tough guy” roles, Lancaster abandoned his “all-American” image in the late 1950s in favor of more complex and challenging roles, and came to be regarded as one of the best actors of his generation as a result. Lancaster was nominated four times for Academy Awards and won once — for his work in Elmer Gantry in 1960. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Lancaster 19th among the greatest male stars of all time.

Click here to watch him here in his Academy Award-winning role in Elmer Gantry.

Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster (Image via RottenTomatoes.com)

 

 

 

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