Oscar-winning Italian actress will be saluted in Nov. 12 ceremony
Short film festival will also award $200,000 in production and scholarship prizes
Peter Bart's memory gets hazy, Terrence Malick's dates are changing, and Sophia Loren gets a bargain night at the Academy
The director of Oscar winner "Chicago" and Globe-nominated "Nine" grilled
Producer reveals the joys and perils of shooting in Italy, which of the film's leading ladies is the best dancer and his favorite L.A. eatery
Watch Kidman, Cruz, Hudson, and Loren hoof it in trailer for upcoming musical.