Hollywood Plays Rough With Diamonds

The Warner Bros. film, Blood Diamond, has the diamond industry concerned that moviegoers may walk out of cinemas with the idea that all diamonds are tainted

A bullet-riddled SUV storms along a dirt track in Mozambique, spraying out dust and rocks like a vacuum cleaner in reverse. Hunched behind the steering wheel, Leonardo DiCaprio wrestles the vehicle while Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou grip the rear seat as if their lives depended on it, which, in this scene of director Edward Zwick's film, they do. "Faster!" shouts Zwick. "We need more speed." DiCaprio nods and backs up, and the bucking drive begins again.

The actors aren't the only ones getting a rough ride in Blood Diamond, an action thriller about the illegal gem trade set during Sierra...

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