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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 29th, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
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Screenwriter Tonino Guerra dead at 92

ROME, March 22 (UPI) -- Italian screenwriter and television commercial star Tonino Guerra has died in his Apennine home, his family said. He was 92.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 29, 2008.
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AFI lists 2007 events that impact TV, film

AFI lists 2007 events that impact TV, film

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The Hollywood writers' strike and the deaths of Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni top a list of 2007 events to have a major impact on film and TV.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007.
By United Press International

'Blow-Up' director Antonioni dies at 94

ROME, July 31 (UPI) -- Michelangelo Antonioni, one of Italy's most acclaimed directors for his 1966 film "Blow-Up," has died in his home in Rome at age 94. Antonioni, who died Monday, earned two Oscar nominations for the iconic film, and received an honorary Academy Award for h

Coppola: Advantage goes to the young

MINNEAPOLIS, May 24 (UPI) -- The best advice award-winning U.S. director Francis Ford Coppola says he can give young filmmakers is to hang on to their youthful exuberance.

Honorary Academy Awards go to Italy

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Italian composer and conductor Ennio Morricone will be receiving an honorary award at the 79th annual Academy Awards.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2006 with 93 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2005 with 93 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2004 with 93 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2003 with 93 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2002 with 93 to follow.
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Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (29 September 1912 – 30 July 2007) was an Italian modernist film director.

Antonioni was born into a prosperous family of landowners in Ferrara, Emilia Romagna, in northern Italy. He was the son of Elisabetta (née Roncagli) and Ismaele Antonioni. The director explained to Italian film critic Aldo Tassone:

While still a child, Antonioni was fond of drawing and music. A precocious violinist, he gave his first concert at the age of nine. Although he abandoned the violin with the discovery of cinema in his teens, drawing would remain a lifelong passion. "I have never drawn, even as a child, either puppets or silhouettes but rather facades of houses and gates. One of my favourite games consisted of organising towns. Ignorant in architecture, I constructed buildings and streets crammed with little figures. I invented stories for them. These childhood happenings - I was eleven years old - were like little films."

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