SOPHIA LOREN ( English/ French/ Italian)


Dans le cadre des articles que nous écrivons ou retranscrivons à partir de sources connues ( comme Wikipedia ), nous avons choisi de reprendre la carrière artistique et la vie d’une actrice, d’une star italienne qui a crevé les écrans de Hollywood les années 50 60 et au delà… SOPHIA LOREN

Une actrice italienne qui parle aussi bien la langue anglaise/ américaine que la langue française.

La beauté, le talent artistique n’a jamais empêché qu’elle ait aussi une culture, éducation et richesse linguistique.

La vie de Sophia Loren , des photos, des vidéos ( en langue italienne, Anglaise et interviews en langue Française ) plus bas dans cet article.

Sachez que vous pouvez traduire aussi bien le site , que les articles via les applications et boutons sur notre site, pour un meilleur confort de lecture
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As part of articles we write or retranscribe from known sources (as Wikipedia), we chose to “talke” about  the artistic career and the life of an actress, an Italian star , a Hollywood star also of the 50s, 60s and 70s . Still star today and a Hollywood Icon

An Italian actress who speaks English and American as well as French.

The beauty mixed to the artistic talent added to her culture, education and linguistic skills.

The life of Sophia Loren, photos, videos (in Italian, English and French language interviews) further down in this article.

To precise :  that you can translate the website as well as  the articles via the applications and buttons on our website, for a better  comfort in the language you prefer.


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Sofia Villani Scicolone born 20 September 1934), known professionally as Sophia Loren is an Italian film actress and singer. She is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons after entering a beauty pageant, Loren began her film career at age 16 in 1950. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, until her five-picture contract with Paramount in 1956 launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples.

Her talents as an actress were not recognized until her performance as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica’s Two Women (1961); Loren’s performance earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the first thespian to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance.

She holds the record for having earned six David di Donatello Awards for Best Actress: Two Women; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963); Marriage Italian Style (1964) (for which she was nominated for a second Oscar); Sunflower (1970); The Voyage (1974); and A Special Day (1977).

After starting a family in the early 1970s, Loren chose to make only occasional film appearances. Most recently, she has appeared in American films such as Grumpier Old Men (1995) and Nine (2009).

Aside from the Academy Award, she has won a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award), a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award, the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival, the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the Honorary Academy Award in 1991.

In 1995, she received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards. In 1999, Loren was named by the American Film Institute the 21st greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema, and she is currently the only living actress on the list.

Sofia Villani Scicolone was born on 20 September 1934 in the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy,  the daughter of Romilda Villani (1910–1991) and Riccardo Scicolone, a construction engineer of noble descent (Loren wrote in her autobiography that she is entitled to call herself the Marquess of Licata Scicolone Murillo).

Loren’s father Riccardo Scicolone refused to marry Villani,  leaving the piano teacher and aspiring actress without financial support. Loren met with her father three times, at age five, age seventeen and in 1976 at his deathbed, citing that she forgave him but had never forgotten the abandonment of her mother.

Loren’s parents had another child together, her sister Maria, in 1938. Loren has two younger paternal half-brothers, Giuliano and Giuseppe. Romilda, Sofia, and Maria lived with Loren’s grandmother in Pozzuoli, near Naples.

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During the Second World War, the harbour and munitions plant in Pozzuoli was a frequent bombing target of the Allies. During one raid, as Loren ran to the shelter, she was struck by shrapnel and wounded in the chin. After that, the family moved to Naples, where they were taken in by distant relatives.

After the war, Loren and her family returned to Pozzuoli. Loren’s grandmother Luisa opened a pub in their living room, selling homemade cherry liquor. Romilda Villani played the piano, Maria sang, and Loren waited on tables and washed dishes. The place was popular with the American GIs stationed nearby.

At age 15, Loren as Sofia Lazzaro entered the Miss Italia 1950 beauty pageant and was assigned as Candidate #2, being one to the four sharing contestants representing the Lazio region.

She was selected as one of the last three finalists and won the title of “Miss Elegance 1950” , while Liliana Cardinale won the title of “Miss Cinema” and Anna Maria Bugliari won the grand title of Miss Italia. She returned in 2001 as president of the jury for the 61st edition of the pageant. In 2010, Loren crowned the 71st Miss Italia pageant winner.

1951–1953 as Sofia Scicolone, and as Sofia Lazzaro

At age 17, as Sofia Lazzaro, she enrolled in acting class and was selected as an uncredited extra in Mervyn LeRoy’s 1951 film Quo Vadis (1951), filmed when she was 17 years old.

That same year, she appeared in Italian film Era lui… sì! sì!, where she played an odalisque, and was credited as Sofia Lazzaro. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, including the La Favorita (1952).

1953–1970 as Sophia Loren

Carlo Ponti changed her name and public image to appeal to a wider audience as Sophia Loren, being a twist on the name of the Swedish actress Märta Torén and suggested by Goffredo Lombardo. Her first starring role was in Aida (1953), for which she received critical acclaim.

After playing the lead role in Two Nights with Cleopatra (1953), her breakthrough role was in The Gold of Naples (1954), directed by Vittorio De Sica. Too Bad She’s Bad, also released in 1954, and (La Bella Mugnaia) (1955) became the first of many films in which Loren co-starred with Marcello Mastroianni.

Over the next three years, she acted in many films, including Scandal in Sorrento, Lucky to Be a Woman, Boy on a Dolphin, Legend of the Lost and The Pride and the Passion.

Loren became an international film star following her five-picture contract with Paramount Pictures in 1958.

Among her films at this time were Desire Under the Elms with Anthony Perkins, based upon the Eugene O’Neill play; Houseboat, a romantic comedy co-starring Cary Grant; and George Cukor’s Heller in Pink Tights, in which she appeared as a blonde for the first time.

In 1960, she starred in Vittorio De Sica’s Two Women, a stark, gritty story of a mother who is trying to protect her 12-year-old daughter in war-torn Italy.

The two end up gang-raped inside a church as they travel back to their home city following cessation of bombings there.

Originally cast as the daughter, Loren fought against type and was eventually cast as the mother (actress Eleonora Brown would portray the daughter). Loren’s performance earned her many awards, including the Cannes Film Festival’s best performance prize, and an Academy Award for Best Actress, the first major Academy Award for a non-English-language performance or to an Italian actress.

She won 22 international awards for Two Women. The film was extremely well received by critics and a huge commercial success.

Though proud of this accomplishment, Loren did not show up to this award, citing fear of fainting at the award ceremony.

Nevertheless, Cary Grant telephoned her in Rome the next day to inform her of the Oscar award.[citation needed]

During the 1960s, Loren was one of the most popular actresses in the world, and continued to make films in the United States and Europe, starring with prominent leading men. In 1964, her career reached its pinnacle when she received $1 million to appear in The Fall of the Roman Empire.

In 1965, she received a second Academy Award nomination for her performance in Marriage Italian-Style.

Drawing of Loren by Nicholas Volpe after she won an Oscar for Two Women (1961)

Among Loren’s best-known films of this period are Samuel Bronston’s epic production of El Cid (1961) with Charlton Heston, The Millionairess (1960) with Peter Sellers,

It Started in Naples (1960) with Clark Gable, Vittorio De Sica’s triptych Yesterday,

Today and Tomorrow (1963) with Marcello Mastroianni,

Peter Ustinov’s Lady L (1965) with Paul Newman,

the 1966 classic Arabesque with Gregory Peck, and Charlie Chaplin’s final film

, A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) with Marlon Brando.

Loren received four Golden Globe Awards between 1964 and 1977 as “World Film Favorite – Female”

1970–1988

Loren worked less after becoming a mother. During the next decade, most of her roles were in Italian features.

During the 1970s, she was paired with Richard Burton in the last De Sica-directed film, The Voyage (1974), and a remake of the film Brief Encounter (1974).

The film had its premiere on US television on 12 November 1974 as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame series on NBC. In 1976, she starred in The Cassandra Crossing.

It fared extremely well internationally, and was a respectable box office success in US market.

She co-starred with Marcello Mastroianni in Ettore Scola’s A Special Day (1977). This movie was nominated for 11 international awards such as two Oscars (best actor in leading role, best foreign picture).

It won a Golden Globe Award and a César Award for best foreign movie. Loren’s performance was awarded with a David di Donatello Award, the seventh in her career. The movie was extremely well received by American reviewers and became a box office hit.

Following this success, Loren starred in an American thriller Brass Target.

This movie received mixed reviews, although it was moderately successful in the United States and internationally.

In 1978, she won her fourth Golden Globe for “world film favorite”.

Other movies of this decade were Academy award nominee Sunflower (1970), which was a critical success, and Arthur Hiller’s Man of La Mancha (1972), which was a critical and commercial failure despite being nominated for several awards, including two Golden Globes. O’Toole and James Coco were nominated for two NBR awards, in addition the NBR listed Man of La Mancha in its best ten pictures of 1972 list.

In 1980, after the international success of the biography Sophia Loren: Living and Loving, Her Own Story by A. Hotchner, Loren portrayed herself and her mother in a made-for-television biopic adaptation of her autobiography, Sophia Loren: Her Own Story. Ritza Brown and Chiara Ferrari each portrayed the younger Loren.

In 1981, she became the first female celebrity to launch her own perfume, ‘Sophia’, and a brand of eyewear soon followed.

In 1982, while in Italy, she made headlines after serving an 18-day prison sentence on tax evasion charges – a fact that failed to hamper her popularity or career.

In fact, Bill Moore, then employed at Pickle Packers International advertising department, sent her a pink pickle-shaped trophy for being “the prettiest lady in the prettiest pickle”. In 2013, the supreme court of Italy cleared her of the charges.

She acted infrequently during the 1980s and in 1981 turned down the role of Alexis Carrington in the television series Dynasty.

Although she was set to star in 13 episodes of CBS’s Falcon Crest in 1984 as Angela Channing’s half-sister Francesca Gioberti, negotiations fell through at the last moment and the role went to Gina Lollobrigida instead. Loren preferred devoting more time to raising her sons.

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Later career

In 1991, Loren received the Academy Honorary Award for her contributions to world cinema and was declared “one of the world cinema’s treasures”. In 1995, she received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.

She presented Federico Fellini with his honorary Oscar in April 1993. In 2009, Loren stated on Larry King Live that Fellini had planned to direct her in a film shortly before his death in 1993.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Loren was selective about choosing her films and ventured into various areas of business, including cookbooks, eyewear, jewelry, and perfume.

She received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Robert Altman’s film Ready to Wear (1994), co-starring Julia Roberts.

In 1994, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California Walk of Stars was dedicated to her.

In Grumpier Old Men (1995), Loren played a femme fatale opposite Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, and Ann-Margret.

The film was a box-office success and became Loren’s biggest US hit in years.

At the 20th Moscow International Film Festival in 1997, she was awarded an Honorable Prize for contribution to cinema. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Loren among the greatest female stars of Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.

In 2001, Loren received a Special Grand Prix of the Americas Award at the Montreal World Film Festival for her body of work.She filmed two projects in Canada during this time: the independent film Between Strangers (2002), directed by her son Edoardo and co-starring Mira Sorvino, and the television miniseries Lives of the Saints (2004).

In 2009, after five years off the set and 14 years since she starred in a prominent US theatrical film, Loren starred in Rob Marshall’s film version of Nine, based on the Broadway musical that tells the story of a director whose midlife crisis causes him to struggle to complete his latest film;

he is forced to balance the influences of numerous formative women in his life, including his deceased mother. Loren was Marshall’s first and only choice for the role.

The film also stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Penélope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Marion Cotillard, and Nicole Kidman. As a part of the cast, she received her first nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

In 2010, Loren played her own mother in a two-part Italian television miniseries about her early life, directed by Vittorio Sindoni with Margareth Madè as Loren, entitled La Mia Casa È Piena di Specchi , based on the memoir by her sister Maria.

In July 2013, Loren made her film comeback in an Italian adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s 1930 play The Human Voice (La Voce Umana), which charts the breakdown of a woman who is left by her lover – with her youngest son, Edoardo Ponti, as director.

Filming took under a month during July in various locations in Italy, including Rome and Naples. It was Loren’s first significant feature film since Nine.

Loren received a star on 16 November 2017, at Almeria Walk of Fame due to his intervention in Bianco, rosso e…. She received the Almería Tierra de Cine award.

In September 1999, Loren filed a lawsuit against 79 adult websites for posting altered nude photos of her on the internet.

Loren is a Roman Catholic. Her primary residence has been in Geneva, Switzerland, since late 2006. She also owns homes in Naples and Rome.

Loren is an ardent fan of the football club S.S.C. Napoli. In May 2007, when the team was third in Serie B, she (then age 72) told the Gazzetta dello Sport that she would do a striptease if the team won.

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Affair with Cary Grant

Loren and Cary Grant co-starred in Houseboat (1958). Grant’s wife Betsy Drake wrote the original script, and Grant originally intended that she would star with him.

After he began an affair with Loren while filming The Pride and the Passion (1957), Grant arranged for Loren to take Drake’s place with a rewritten script for which Drake did not receive credit.

The affair ended in bitterness before The Pride and the Passion’s filming ended, causing problems on the Houseboat set.

Grant hoped to resume the relationship, but Loren agreed to marry Carlo Ponti, instead.

Marriage and family

Loren first met Ponti in 1950, when she was 16 and he was 37.

Though Ponti had been long separated from his first wife, Giuliana, he was not legally divorced when Loren married him by proxy (two male lawyers stood in for them) in Mexico on 17 September 1957.

The couple had their marriage annulled in 1962 to escape bigamy charges, but continued to live together.

In 1965, they became French citizens after their application was approved by then French President Georges Pompidou. Ponti then obtained a divorce from Giuliana in France, allowing him to marry Loren on 9 April 1966.

They had two children, Carlo Ponti Jr., born on 29 December 1968, and Edoardo Ponti, born on 6 January 1973.Loren’s daughters-in-law are Sasha Alexander and Andrea Meszaros. Loren has four grandchildren. Loren remained married to Carlo Ponti until his death on 10 January 2007 of pulmonary complications.

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In 1962, Loren’s sister Maria married the youngest son of Benito Mussolini, Romano, with whom she had two daughters, Alessandra, a national conservative Italian politician, and Elisabetta.

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Aimer quelqu’un, c’est le lire…


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Aimer quelqu’un, c’est le lire…

C’est savoir lire toutes les phrases qui sont dans le cœur de l’autre, et en lisant le délivrer.

C’est déplier son cœur comme un parchemin et le lire à haute voix, comme si chacun était à lui-même un livre écrit dans une langue étrangère.

Il y a plus de texte écrit sur un visage que dans un volume de la Pléiade et, quand je regarde un visage, j’essaie de tout lire, même les notes en bas de page.

Je pénètre dans les visages comme on s’enfonce dans un brouillard, jusqu’à ce que le paysage s’éclaire dans ses moindres détails…

Lire ainsi l’autre, c’est favoriser sa respiration, c’est-à-dire le faire exister.

Peut-être que les fous sont des gens que personne n’a jamais lus, rendus furieux de contenir des phrases qu’aucun regard n’a jamais parcourues.

Ils sont comme des livres fermés…

Mais la plupart du temps, la…

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Istanbul : Trip / Tourisme


Nous vous écrivons cet article alors que le monde entier vit une période assez particulière. L’envie de voyager et de voir d’autres contrées est présente en chacun d’entre nous

Raison pour laquelle, nous avons ressorti de nos archives quelques vidéos.

Vidéos d’un autre temps…Si proche? Si loin? Lorsque les gens se mélangeaient… Les gens ne se souciaient pas de “masques”, de gel hydroalcoolique ( Sanitizer ) et autres…

Sur cette vidéo qui en fait, regroupe plusieurs petites prises de vue , sur plusieurs voyages en Turquie notamment Instanbul

Nous avons gardé les vidéos telle quelles. Sans aucun artifice, montage musical rajouté. Vidéos à l’état brut où vous entendrez les touristes qui étaient à nos côtés . Nous n’avons pas souhaité “enjolivé” encore plus les vidéos par des extaits musicaux.

Nous pourrons voir l’aquiaruim d’Istanbul. Bob l’éponge ( Bob the sponge) en réel.

Nous verrons diverses vue du bosphore, notamment la nuit avec les bateaux naviguant tout le long de ce Bosphore.

Un de nos quartiers préférés se trouve du côté asiatique d’istanbul. (KADIKÖY) . Le côté européen est la partie “la plus touristique”. La partie où presque tous les sites à visiter y sont. Visitables, monuments (Aya Sofia / Sainte sophie, la mosquée bleue etc..) tout est concentré dans cette partie. Normal que les cars, les opérateurs de tourisme et les touristes du monde entier y aillent. D’où “le trop plein” de touristes. Du coup, comme notre équipe a déjà visité à maintes reprises ces lieux touristiques, elle s’est plutôt orientée vers la turquie des Istanbouliotes et non vers celle des touristes. D’où la partie Asiatique.

D’autant plus que côté asiatique, nous pouvons encore trouver des marchands de sandwichs, (marchands ambulants) , des snacks où l’on peut encore manger sur le pouce. Du côté Européen notamment la région où se trouve les grands monuments (et même du côté du Grand Bazar) nous devons déjeûner obligatoirement dans un restaurant .

Parlant de restaurant, nous rigolions au début en nous disant “nous voilà à Instabul, allons manger au Mc Do du coin” ( en guise de boutade). Cependant, détrompez-vous ….Le Mac Do ( Ou Burger King) à Instabul : Le goût de ses sandwichs n’a rien à voir avec les mêmes restaurants de la chaine de par le monde….Le goût de la viande est carrément différent ( en meilleur évidemment ). On aurait dit un goût de chawarma planqué dans le sandwich. Même les fast foods sont délicieux là bas.

Ne nous cachons pas derrière notre petit doigt : L’une des spécialités et l’un de leur patrimoine : c’est le culinaire. Ils le savent. Tout est articulé autour de la “bonne” nouriture”. Riche nourriture : Non pas en terme de calories …Cependant Richesse en terme de variétés et de choix. Que ce soit Salé ou sucré. Le choix est là.

Sur cette vidéo, nous verrons aussi bien le musée “miniaturc” ( tout est en miniature, y compris l’aéroport, les avions etc…Du fake bien réel ) et le bouquet final ( dernière prise sur la vidéo ) SultanAhmet, la nuit avec tous les lumières du parc : C’est un quartier au nom de la mosque gigantesque et superbe.

Nous vous laissons avec cette vidéo : Visionnez la et passez de bons moment en compagnie de notre radio ( eh oui…Vous nous retrouverez aussi en audio sur notre webradio / radio en ligne / internet radio ) juste en cliquant entre autres sur

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THE COWBOY & CHERRY SHOW


Expect soon on RADIOSATELLITE a new program produced, proposed and presented by JASON CURTMAN and SARAH CURTMAN. We all know Jason’s program: The jason curtman show which is still played on Radio Satellite. From now on, we will get to know the new show of Jason & Sarah Curtman. They will make us happy and … Continue reading

SOLO POUR DEUX / ALL OF ME


All of Me  film américain( Titre en Français : Solo pour 2 ) : Réalisation Carl Reiner

Une femme riche et excentrique mourante désire transférer son esprit dans le corps d’une jeune femme dont le père est employé d’écurie chez elle.

Cependant, l’opération foire. La dame malade , Edwina CUTWATER ( rôle tenu par Lily Tomlin)  se retrouve dans le corps de son avocat. Corps qu’ils partagent à 2.

Elle occupe et maitrise les organes du corps se trouvant au côté droit ( pied et main droite) alors que l’avocat  ROGER COBB ( rôle joué par Steve Martin) contrôle le bras et pied gauche.

Evidemment ca se complique au quotidien du fait qu’il faille coordonnées leurs gestes pour faire « bouger » aussi bien le pied gauche que droite pour marcher. Idem pour écrire et …pour aller aux toilettes. COBB étant droitier, donc il a besoin de la « participation » d’Edwina pour ses besoins  sanitaires (pour ouvrir la braguette et toute la suite, en tant que droitier).

Tout se complique par la suite. Sans rentrer dans les détails du film que nous vous laisserons voir si l’occasion se présente.

Un film Paramount qui date de 1984 mais qui vaut le détour.

Même si le sujet du film semble relativement frivole. Il est même surréaliste ( parce que dans le film, changer de corps via un gourou venant d’on ne sait où mais vivant au Tibet apparemment : Ce changement de corps se fait en moins de 15 secondes et aussi facilement qu’on changerait de chemise. D’où l’absurdité du sujet mais le message étant plus profond : Il essaie de transmettre l’idée de vivre « sa vie », en profiter, « vivre avec soi et avec les autres » ( Dans ce cas, c’est exagéré puisque l’autre vit dans le même corps) mais au final,  la richesse n’aura servi à rien à Edwin qui n’a jamais accompli de bien autour d’elle. Tout comme elle n’avait aucun ami.

Même chose pour COBB, musicien de jazz à ses heures perdues. Il se morfondait dans un cabinet d’avocat où le patron ne lui confiait que des missions de « messagers » ou de paperasses sans intérêt et sans pour aider « son prochain » : Cobb ayant voulu faire carrière en tant qu’avocat pour aider les pauvres. Au final, il aidait les riches à la demande de son patron

(Le cas d’Edwina, multimilliardaire)

Pour résumer : Une comédie surréaliste, sympa divertissante mettant en scène :Un avocat désespéré, une malade désespérée, une jeune fille au casier judiciaire lourd, un gourou qui ne parle pas et un musicien ( ami de COBB) qui ne voit pas mais a vite cru l’histoire de transfert sans poser de question et sans s’en étonner.

Steve Martin  : Roger Cobb ( avocat )

Lily Tomlin : Edwina Cutwater (Multimillardaire malade)

Victoria Tennant  : Terry Hoskins (Jeune fille à la vie compliquée devant reçevoir l’esprit d’Edwina)

Richard Libertini : Prahka Lasa ( Le gourou qui passe  son temps à les suivre avec le bol qui sert pour le transfert des personnes).

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Alexandre Saboundjian:Interview de “lalettre.pro”


Interview de M Alexandre Saboundjian CEO d’AUDIOVALLEY. Interviewé par “la lettre.pro”.

Nous reprenons l’entretien effectué par le magazine professionnel dédié à l’audio. Vidéo et lien

https://www.lalettre.pro/Alexandre-Saboundjian-L-audio-digital-devrait-etre-en-croissance-en-2020_a22951.html

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Rating: 5 out of 5.