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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Pote tin Kyriaki

helped shape my love of films. i was lucky. i got to drink in ALL sorts of films from early on. from laurel and hardy to charlie chaplin to melina mercouri to anna magnani (my favorite actress in the entire universe) to federico fellini to

jules dassin
Film director Jules Dassin dies
American film director Jules Dassin has died in an Athens hospital after a short illness, at the age of 96.
Blacklisted in Hollywood after WWII, he went to Europe where he married the late Greek actress and later culture minister Melina Mercouri.
She starred in Mr Dassin's most famous film, Never on Sunday.
After her death in 1994, Mr Dassin fought to realise her main goal: the return of the Parthenon, or Elgin, marbles from Britain to Greece.
A spokesman for Hygeia hospital in Athens said Mr Dassin had been admitted for treatment two weeks ago.
"Greece grieves the loss of a rare human being, an important creator and a true friend," Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis said in a statement. ..............

never on sunday

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