Dino DeLaurentiis 1919–2010

William Stout writes:

On Monday I attended the funeral ceremony of the great film producer, Dino DeLaurentiis. It was held at the most famous Catholic cathedral in Los Angeles, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. It was a classy, classically Italian event that included wonderful vocal renditions of Ave Maria and O Solo Mio .

Director David Lynch (Dino produced both Dune and Blue Velvet for David) gave a very sweet, Lynchian eulogy. Director Baz Luhrmann, who apparently worked on an ill-fated Alexander the Great project with Dino, offered heartfelt memories of how Dino gave Baz lessons in how to seamlessly blend film making, family and food in his rich life.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (who made at least four films with Dino) delivered some very humorous remembrances of Dino. One was a story I had heard before — but differently.

See the full post here at William Stout’s blog:
Dino DeLaurentiis 1919–2010

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