Movies Abroad: LA. Dolce Vita

Hollywood is forever traversing the world to make on-location pictures redolent of the sounds and smells of the atmosphere beneath the story. Now the tables have been turned. Playing at the Venice Film Festival last week to approving cheers was an Italian film called Smog, the first Italian feature film ever made on location in the U.S. Its message seems to be that people who live in glass houses are throwing their lives away, and the film itself throws quite a few rocks smack through the glassy eyes of Hollywood. It is about as focused as the rest of...

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