December 3rd, 2013

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"Le Grande Belleza" is "La Dolci Vita" a generation later

On the smaller screen at the **Florida Atlantic University Living Room Theater,** one can have an intimate experience with Italy's **Le Grande Belleza** (The Great Beauty).**  Director Paolo Sorrentino tells the tale of Jep (Toni Servillo), a 65 year old man who is tired living "La Dolce Vita" culture since the 1960s.  Having written an influential novelette decades ago, Jep lives a shallow life in which he has lived off the reputation of his book.  Jep undergoes a spiritual revelation when he meets a nun (who is a similar age) who has lived a life of chasity and poverty.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"Bettie Page Revealed" in Boca Raton Florida

For local interest, don't miss **Betty Page Revealed,** a documentary featuring a little Boca Raton history south of Glades Road.  We learn that Bettie Page attended "BibleTown" (now known as Boca Raton Community Church) and she shot her famous jungle photos a few blocks south in the Africa-USA park (now a housing development).  Narrated by the titled subject, **Bettie Page Revealed** is a documentary of contrasts. 
Throughout the movie, we see the glamour of Bettie Page, in various stages of dress and undress.  Yet through the dead pan narration, we learn about Bettie's battles with abuse, censorship and her own mental illness.  Not seen since her spicy photographs from the 1950s, Bettie narration is hauntingly off camera.  While the woman embraces her sexual legacy, her deep voice southern drawl presents a warning to naïve young people everywhere