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        It with extreme sadness that I am sharing the news of Marcello
Mastroianni's death with Screen-Lers.  He died this morning in his house in
Paris.  The cause was cancer.  His body will be flown to Rome where his
funeral will take place this coming Sunday, 12/22.
        If I may also share a personal note with the list, here's a message
from my father, who saw Mastroianni in his his last theater engagement in
Milano, a little over a month ago.  He told me over the phone this
afternoon that in the play by Furio Bordon, titled *Le Ultime Lune* (*The
Last Moons*), Mastroianni's character--an old man who unwillingly ends up
in a nursing home, declares that his wish is to die on Christmas day.  And
the title of Mastroianni's latest film is also: *Three Lives and Only One
Death.*  Maybe I am becoming morbid, but all this metalanguage makes me
even sadder.
 
 
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gloria monti                  269 W. 12th St., #2-2, New York, NY 10014-1975
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"he was blessed with the happiness and the nonchalant courage that come of
living according to one's principles."
 
                                james traub, about william kunstler
 
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