Duel of the Titans
Duel of the Titans is a 1961 Italian film directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Steve Reeves, Gordon Scott, Virna Lisi. The film is about twin brothers revolt against tyranny in pre-Roman Italy and come to a parting of the ways as they lead their people toward the founding of a new city, known as Rome; this is based on the legend of Remus. Born of a God and a mortal, two babies are abandoned to a river. Nurtured by a wolf, they are recovered by a shepherd. Romulus and Remus grow up to lead a band of thieves in an effort to eliminate two cruel Kings—Amulias and Nemulias, the King of the Sabines. After 20 years, the two twins are reunited with their mother. Before she dies, she tells her sons. After having fallen in love with the daughter of Nemulias, Romulus is unaware of his brother's ambitions as Remus succumbs to the temptations of power and greed. King Tasius pursues the brothers and their followers both to retrieve his daughter as well as avenge the destruction of his city of Alba Longa.
Soon, a rift develops between the two siblings leading to a death duel between both sons of the Gods to determine the true founder of Rome. Steve Reeves – Romulus Gordon Scott – Remus Franco Volpi – Amulias Virna Lisi – Julia Andrea Bosic – Faustalus Laura Solari – Rea Silvia José Greci – Estia Massimo Girotti – Tasius Nemulias Jacques Sernas – Cursias Ornella Vanoni – Tarpea Piero Lulli – Sulpicius Romolo e Remo was released in Italy on 6 December 1961 with a 108-minute running time, it was released in the United States in an 89-minute running time in June 1963. List of historical drama films List of films set in ancient Rome Romolo e Remo on IMDb http://videowatchdog.blogspot.com/2007_04_29_archive.html
Merry Christmas... Happy New Year
Buon Natale... buon anno is a 1989 Italian comedy drama film directed by Luigi Comencini. It is based on the novel with the same name by Pasquale Festa Campanile. For this film Virna Lisi was awarded with a Silver Ribbon for best actress; the film was coproduced with France where it was released as bonne année. Virna Lisi as Elvira Michel Serrault as Gino Consuelo Ferrara as Patrizia Paolo Graziosi as Pietro Tiziana Pini as Giannina Mattia Sbragia as Giorgio Francesca Neri as the girl in the pullman List of Italian films of 1989 Merry Christmas... Happy New Year on IMDb
The Steel Rope
The Steel Rope is a 1954 melodrama film directed by Carlo Borghesio and starring Brigitte Fossey and Virna Lisi. Brigitte Fossey as Marcella Fausto Tozzi as Filippo Xenia Valderi as Elsa Virna Lisi as Stella Nando Bruno as Checco Olga Solbelli as Edvige Rina Franchetti The Steel Rope on IMDb
La donna del giorno
La donna del giorno is a 1956 Italian drama film starring Virna Lisi, Haya Harareet and Franco Fabrizi. It is directed by Francesco Maselli and tells the story of a struggling model who concocts a story of being raped and beaten by three strangers and soon becomes a media darling. Complications arise when the police arrest three suspects. Virna Lisi: Liliana Antonio Cifariello: Giorgio Salustri Haya Harareet: Anna Serge Reggiani: Mario Grimaldi Elisa Cegani: Miss Attenni Franco Fabrizi: Aldo Vittorio Sanipoli: Police commissioner Mario Carotenuto: Director Giuliano Montaldo: Journalist Peter Van Wood: Himself La donna del giorno on IMDb
Assault on a Queen
Assault on a Queen is a 1966 American action-adventure film, directed by Jack Donohue, starring Frank Sinatra and Virna Lisi. Based on a 1959 novel by Jack Finney, it was adapted for the screen by Rod Serling and released by Paramount Pictures on June 15, 1966. A World War II-era German submarine missing for 20 years is retrieved in the Bahamas by diver Mark Brittain, hired by the wealthy Rosa Lucchesi and her partner Vic Rossiter, who have been searching for sunken Spanish galleons; the recovery of the submarine results in a plot devised by Eric Lauffnauer, a U-boat officer during the war, to pull a daring million-dollar heist on the British ocean liner Queen Mary, which he and the others plan to rob on the high seas while the liner is making a transatlantic crossing. Brittain gets the submarine in working order with the assistance of his own partner, a new man, Moreno, a war hero and expert with engines. Disguised as officers from a British vessel on a top-secret mission, Brittain and Lauffnauer board the Queen Mary, where they seize the bullion in the cargo hold.
The captain complies after the pirates threaten to open fire on the ship and its civilian passengers. Rossiter's greed leads to his being killed by a member of the Queen's crew. Brittain must abandon the money. A U. S. Coast Guard cutter in the vicinity comes to the ocean liner's aid. Lauffnauer elects to fire the submarine's torpedoes at it; when the others protest, he draws a gun. Rosa tries to stop him and Lauffnauer accidentally shoots his friend, Moreno; the Coast Guard cutter destroys the torpedoes. Brittain and Linc dive off the submarine, just before it is rammed by the Americans, they survive, paddling a raft, but their mission has resulted in three deaths and netted them nothing. The U. S. Coast Guard cutter seen in the film was portrayed by Florida-based USCGC Androscoggin; the USCGC Minnetonka is listed in the film's final credits, since some of the scenes used Minnetonka. At the time of filming, Minnetonka was homeported in Long Beach, close to Paramount's studio facilities in Hollywood.
Frank Sinatra as Mark Brittain Virna Lisi as Rosa Lucchesi Anthony Franciosa as Vic Rossiter Richard Conte as Tony Moreno Alf Kjellin as Eric Lauffnauer Reginald Denny as Master-at-Arms Errol John as Linc Langley Murray Matheson as the Captain John Warburton as Bank Manager Assault on a Queen was released to DVD and Blu-ray disc by Olive Films on March 27, 2012 in Region 1 and in widescreen. List of American films of 1966 Assault on a Queen on IMDb Assault on a Queen at the TCM Movie Database Entry at TVGuide.com Shot of a scene of the movie
Eva (1962 film)
Eva, released in the United Kingdom as Eve, is a 1962 Italian-French co-production drama film directed by Joseph Losey and starring Jeanne Moreau, Stanley Baker and Virna Lisi. Its screenplay is adapted from James Hadley Chase's 1945 novel Eve. A raw Welsh novelist in Venice is humiliated by a money-loving Frenchwoman who erotically ensnares him. Jeanne Moreau: Eva Olivier Virna Lisi: Francesca Ferrari Stanley Baker: Tyvian Jones James Villiers: Alan McCormick Lisa Gastoni: The red-headed Russian Riccardo Garrone: Michele Checco Rissone: Pieri Enzo Fiermonte: Enzo Giorgio Albertazzi: Branco Malloni Losey said he never would have chosen to make a film out of Chase's novel "but I made the film mine more than anything I have done."Losey said the producers made cuts without his permission and the film was a disappointment to him. Eva on IMDb
Toothpaste is a paste or gel dentifrice used with a toothbrush to clean and maintain the aesthetics and health of teeth. Toothpaste is used to promote oral hygiene: it is an abrasive that aids in removing dental plaque and food from the teeth, assists in suppressing halitosis, delivers active ingredients to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Salt and sodium bicarbonate are among materials. Large amounts of swallowed toothpaste can be toxic. A 2016 systematic review indicates that using toothpaste when brushing the teeth has no impact on the level of plaque removal. In addition to 20%–42% water, toothpastes are derived from a variety of components, the three main ones being abrasives and detergents. Abrasives constitute at least 50% of a typical toothpaste; these insoluble particles are designed to help remove plaque from the teeth. The removal of plaque and calculus prevents the accumulation of tartar and is claimed to help minimize cavities and periodontal disease, although the clinical significance of this benefit is debated.
Representative abrasives include particles of aluminum hydroxide, calcium carbonate, various calcium hydrogen phosphates, various silicas and zeolites, hydroxyapatite. Abrasives, like the dental polishing agents used in dentists' offices cause a small amount of enamel erosion, termed "polishing" action; some brands contain powdered white mica, which acts as a mild abrasive, adds a cosmetically pleasing glittery shimmer to the paste. The polishing of teeth removes stains from tooth surfaces, but has not been shown to improve dental health over and above the effects of the removal of plaque and calculus; the abrasive effect of toothpaste is indicated by its RDA value. Too high RDA values are deleterious; some dentists recommend toothpaste with an RDA value no higher than 50 for daily use. Fluoride in various forms is the most popular active ingredient in toothpaste to prevent cavities. Fluoride is present in small amounts in plants and some natural water sources; the additional fluoride in toothpaste has beneficial effects on the formation of dental enamel and bones.
Sodium fluoride is the most common source of fluoride, but stannous fluoride and sodium monofluorophosphate are used. Stannous fluoride has been shown to be more effective than sodium fluoride in reducing the incidence of dental caries and controlling gingivitis, but causes somewhat more surface stains. Much of the toothpaste sold in the United States has 1,000 to 1,100 parts per million fluoride. In European countries, such as the UK or Greece, the fluoride content is higher. All of these concentrations are to prevent tooth decay, according to a 2010 Cochrane review. Concentrations below 1,000 ppm are not to be preventive, the preventive effect increases with concentration. Clinical trials support the use of high fluoride dentifrices, as it was found to reduce the amount of plaque accumulated, decrease the number of mutans streptococci and lactobacilli and promote calcium fluoride deposits to a higher degree than after the use of traditional fluoride containing dentifrices. However, these effects must be balanced with the increased risk of harm at higher concentrations.
Many, although not all, toothpastes contain related surfactants. SLS is found in many other personal care products as well, such as shampoo, is a foaming agent, which enables uniform distribution of toothpaste, improving its cleansing power. Triclosan, an antibacterial agent, is a common toothpaste ingredient in the United Kingdom. Triclosan or zinc chloride prevent gingivitis and, according to the American Dental Association, helps reduce tartar and bad breath. A 2006 review of clinical research concluded there was evidence for the effectiveness of 0.30% triclosan in reducing plaque and gingivitis. Another Cochrane review in 2013 has found that triclosan achieved a 22% reduction in plaque, in gingivitis, a 48% reduction in bleeding gums. However, there was insufficient evidence to show a difference in fighting periodontitis and there was no evidence either of any harmful effects associated with the use of triclosan toothpastes for more than 3 years; the evidence relating to plaque and gingivitis was considered to be of moderate quality while for periodontitis was low quality.
Toothpaste comes in a variety of flavors, intended to encourage use of the product. The three most common flavorants are peppermint and wintergreen. Toothpaste flavored with peppermint-anise oil is popular in the Mediterranean region; these flavors are provided by e.g. peppermint oil. More exotic flavors include Anethole anise, bubblegum, fennel, neem, vanilla, lemon and pine. Alternatively, unflavored toothpastes exist. Hydroxyapatite nanocrystals and a variety of calcium phosphates are included in formulations for remineralization, i.e. the reformation of enamel. Agents are added to suppress the tendency of toothpaste to dry into a powder. Included are various sugar alcohols, such as glycerol, sorbitol, or xylitol, or related derivatives, such as 1,2-propylene glycol and polyethyleneglycol. Strontium chloride or potassium nitrate is included in some toothpastes to reduce sensitivity. Two systemic meta-analysis reviews reported that arginine, calcium sodium phosphosilicate - CSPS containing toothpastes are effective in alleviating dentinal hypersensitivity respectively.
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