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Finding Joe | A film based on the teaching of JOSEPH CAMPBELL

Finding Joe | A film based on the teaching of JOSEPH CAMPBELL

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” Joseph Campbell. “The hero’s Journey is basically the separation from your normal everyday life, when you go out and something big happens to you” tells me Christopher Gallo – one of the DP of the movie - from his house in Venice, “and on your journey...
Face 2 Face | These are my RHCP | Part 2

Face 2 Face | These are my RHCP | Part 2

These are my RHCP | Part 2… Q: Kids. It’s all just giving back to the kids because it’s different from when you were growing up and I was growing up, having kids, wives and stuff… My father always told me, don’t do this, don’t do that, don’t do drugs, but I did. How do...
Face 2 Face | These are my RHCP | Part 1

Face 2 Face | These are my RHCP | Part 1

Face 2 Face with the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS. Just before the World Tour 2011. Just before the release of the new album I am with You. Just before anybody else (press) could talk to them. Just before … I could have died and gone to Heaven, (why assuming I’d rather go to Hell). RHCP are back....
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF FRANCESCO QUINN

CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF FRANCESCO QUINN

CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF FRANCESCO QUINN And we did just that, this morning, at the Santa Monica Catholic Church, at the Memorial Service for Francesco Quinn. DRESS AS YOU WISH…AND COME ON A BIKE OR A BICYCLE- was written at the bottom of the invitations. And we did that, too. Scooters, Ducatis, Hondas, Campagnolos, were there....
CIAO FRANCESCO

CIAO FRANCESCO

CIAO FRANCESCO There are, in all of our lives, moments of reflections, images, situations that seem like deja vu, in which we can’t help but revisit scores of a life once lived, whether they’d be our own or of someone who has affected our lives. It’s who you really are that defines your soul. When...
Face 2 Face | Cameron Diaz

Face 2 Face | Cameron Diaz

After seeing the movie with our ‘famously unbiased movie critic‘ Giordano Rappuccini, Roberto Croci had a chance to sit down with Miss Cameron Diaz (yes, she tussled my hair…well, what little I have left!) and Justin Timberlake for a chit chat, a duo-over, if you like, for the press junket of BAD TEACHER, in which a funny Cameron Diaz plays gold-digging,...
Face 2 Face | Shifu Shi Yan Fan - Don't call him Master

Face 2 Face | Shifu Shi Yan Fan – Don’t call him Master

At first came the announcement, then our interest, followed by a brief exchange of emails between Ganzo and Cindy Truong, Executive Secretary of the Shaolin Temple in Los Angeles. “You can find him here at the Shaolin Temple LA, on Ventura Blvd., over the Hollywood Hills.” And that’s what we did.   “Nobody is a...
ITALIAN COMBO | Federico Vitetta & Martino Properzi

ITALIAN COMBO | Federico Vitetta & Martino Properzi

Downtown Independent Theater in LA. Late night. The silence of the street is suddenly opened up by screeching of wheels against the cement. Somebody shouts. Others cheer. I raise the collar of my jacket and keep on going towards the cinema. Not a mainstream theater, but buzzing with enthusiasm, filled with people ranging in age...
Face 2 Face | Oliver Stone - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Face 2 Face | Oliver Stone – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

From the first moment you look into his eyes, you’re fucked, you know the interview is on, that you’re being questioned, and that it’s not gonna be bullshit. Throughout the whole conversation, he chooses the teacher-pupil approach and even though we change subjects many times, he has absolutely no problem in bringing you back to the...
A MONTH IN REVIEW | Roberto Croci

A MONTH IN REVIEW | Roberto Croci

Ciao, Roberto Croci, editor in chief for Ganzo. Just a couple of words, to let you know what we have been up to, so far, in the last month of ‘virtual-existence’ and what to expect in terms of articles and posts in the weeks to come. Here’s some snapshots of people I’ve met and interviewed...
FACE 2 FACE: Piero Lissoni - Renaissance Man

FACE 2 FACE: Piero Lissoni – Renaissance Man

It’s  a sunny afternoon in Los Angeles and I find myself riding my trusted Vespa from Venice Beach all the way to the GRAYE Showroom on Robertson & W 3rd Street,  just to meet a 21st century Renaissance Man: architect and designer Piero Lissoni,  born in Seregno – near Milano – a city well known...
Ladies & Gentlemen: Start your engines with Fireball Tim!

Ladies & Gentlemen: Start your engines with Fireball Tim!

As a kid everyone loved him. What’s not to love in a small boy with a devilish smile, intelligent look, lovely freckles, great manners and a determination very rarely seen in a young child?  At the same time, we have to admit, there were some concerns as well, some characteristics that told us that Tim...