Viva Italia

Quentin Tarantino apparently has been dissing Italian cinema, and his remarks at Cannes have invited incisive commentary from Pedro Almodovar.

Read to the bottom of the article, where screen icon Sophia Loren lets loose with one of her trademark, cut-to-the-heart-of-it calls.  She really is great with the soundbite. 

Here is another one, attributed to her years ago.

Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti.

That was Miss Loren’s answer to a question about her beauty secrets, as the story goes.  I borrow it all the time, to explain a lot of things.

In today’s tell-all times, we can all learn something about the magic of knowing when to hold back just enough information while answering a question with wit and grace — and when, in the case of Miss Loren’s comment about Tarantino, to launch a salvo.

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