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There is a reference about the claims against "Slaughterhouse Five" in "Footlose" (1984) by Herbert Ross, when some very "religious" parents want to ban the book.
Mr. Gurntz: He was trying to teach *that* book down at the school.
Mrs. Allyson: Slaughterhouse-Five, isn't that an awful name?
Ren: Yeah it's a great book... Slaughterhouse-Five, it's a classic.
Mr. Gurntz: Do you read much?
Mrs. Allyson: Maybe in another town, it's a classic.
Ren: In *any* town.
Mr. Gurntz: Tom Sawyer is a classic!
Quotes are from the Imdb.com.
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"Steven Spielberg’s Gremlins, whose ante-meridian mischief makers were loosely based on Dahl’s creatures."
As far as I know, "The Gremlins" is a movie by Joe Dante, from a screenplay by Chris Columbus.
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The name is only "Cicciolina", not "La Cicciolina" and it doesn´t mean anything. It is something like a wordplay between "Ciccina" and "Coccolina", like a sweet nickname. And it was used like a proper stage name without article, something like... "Madonna". (I know, I said it)
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"A Fistful of Dollars (original title: The Magnificent Stranger)" is not accurate.
The original Italian title of the movie is "Per un pugno di dollari", that means exactly "A Fistful of Dollars".
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Shirley Temple as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz".
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The original version of the Italian classic "Pinocchio" is also very disquieting and violent, with death, torture, fire and so on.
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Rapa Nui (not Rapanui) is the name of Easter Island in Polynesian language, not the name of the inhabitants of the isle.
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"Working Girl" was also a tv show, starring... Sandra Bullock in Melanie Griffith´s role.
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Some comments already pointed out "I Love You To Death".
And I would suggest "Serial Mom" by John Waters.
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Anthony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe.
Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn.
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What about Frank Oz and Marlon Brando?
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@AlisonNastasi Glad that you love them! "Bread & Tulips" is one of my favourites Italian movies.
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@AlisonNastasi Pier Paolo Pasolini quoted by Peppino Impastato (Luigi Lo Cascio) in "I cento passi" by Marco Tullio Giordana.
Ludovico Ariosto quoted by Fernando Girasole (Bruno Ganz) in "Pane e tulipani" (Bread & Tulips) by Silvio Soldini.
Pablo Neruda quoted by Mario Ruoppolo (Massimo Troisi) in "Il postino" (The Postman) by Michael Radford.
@AlisonNastasi There are also a couple of good Italian ones, if you like.
@AlisonNastasi you are welcome! Well, personally I see O-Ren Ishii, Sofie Fatale & Co. as bad, but it´s a matter of taste, of course.
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I am missing the gals of both "Kill Bill" movies and Zoe Bell´s crew in "Death Proof" by Quentin Tarantino...
Wystan Hugh Auden quoted by Matthew (John Hannah) in "Four Weddings and a Funeral".
William Blake quoted by William Blake (Johnny Depp) in "Dead Man".
e. e. cummings quoted by Maggie (Cameron Diaz) in "In Her Shoes".
The best one is "Nancy Reagan kissing Santa Mr. T", for me.
Are we sure that Michael Jackson actually had a three? The pic seems totally photoshopped.
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The name is Tippi Hedren, not Hedrin.
We are talking about Melanie Griffith´s mother!
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Slide 11 is the ITALIAN edition, not the Spanish one!
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