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RTM PIX: RAY ROMANO ‘BREAKS BAD’ AND MORE

Hollywood.com has unleashed a handful of stills from “Rob The Mob” and gives the headline of the exclusive to Ray Romano, who appears in the film as a crime reporter who befriends Tommy and Rosie and writes their story. It was odd to me how many people professed curiosity and

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“ROB THE MOB” – ON SET

Raymond De Felitta & Ray Romano with actors GREAT shoot with Ray Romano, Frank Whaley & Michael Pitt.  Ray Romano & Frank Whaley Michael Pitt, Ray Romano & Raymond De Felitta at work Raymond De Felitta on set Our AWESOME stand-ins on set while DP Chris Norr and his crew

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“ROB THE MOB” – A DAY ON A MOVIE SET…

Ray Romano and Raymond De Felitta (right) A film is conceived in someone’s mind then transferred into ink and paper (or pixel on a computer screen). It grows through multiple revisions and evolves into a full-fleshed story once production begins. Within its multi-stages of development much is done to prepare

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“ROB THE MOB” – THE MAKING OF…

Our weapon! Setting up the shot Our Kitchen set full of delicious authentic Italian food.Below three monitor-shots of Andy Garcia as “Big Al”: Above is shot of ‘A Camera‘, used to capture the primary subject and action… while ‘B Camera‘ below will focus on more specializes angles, stunts, close ups…

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“ROB THE MOB”… BEHIND THE SCENES

Take a little peek at one of our scenes with Andy Garcia. Amy Mullins, Luke Fava, Frank Whaley, Samira Wiley, Joe Drago & Adam Trese on screen. This take aims at Andy Garcia & trio: Amy Mullins, Luke Fava and Joe Drago with two cameras standing by Mr. Garcia.  More

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“ROB THE MOB” – BURT YOUNG JOINS THE CAST OF ROB THE MOB!

Actor, painter and author, Burt Young can be much better described as an all-around artist.One of his most memorable performances was his Academy Award-nominated role as Sylvester Stallone’s brother-in-law and best friend Paulie in the ‘Rocky’ film series. With over a hundred films under his belt, Young’s performances have always

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“ROB THE MOB” – MOBSTER OF THE WEEK…

Though the “character” Donnie Brasco didn’t live in the 90’s, but I’ve always found it quiet a fascinating tale. Joe Pistone was an FBI agent who infiltrated the Bonanno crime family under the name “Donnie Brasco”. He was a pioneer for deep long-term undercover work. J. Edgar Hoover originally did

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“ROB THE MOB” – MOBSTER OF THE WEEK…

“I never lie because I don’t fear anyone. You only lie when you’re afraid.” –John Gotti I found it appropriate to share this fascinating piece of history since our film revolves around it: Mafia in NY. Let’s start with a BIG one… John Gotti. John Gotti was born on October

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“ROB THE MOB” – THE METAMORPHOSIS OF GRAFFITI

Before turning the page on graffiti… One can’t think of graffiti art in New York without being reminded me of The Clean Train Movement (circa 1989). This broken-window-theory campaign sought to decrease crime and vandalism in the underground. As a result many graffiti artists had to find a different canvas

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“ROB THE MOB”- GRAFFITI ART IN THE 90’s

“Graffiti represents man’s desire to communicate”- Anonymous Graffiti has become a prominent force in urban settings in the late 20th century. New York City conceived graffiti and it will always be the “capital and cultural centre of graffiti”. At its inception in the 60’s the mention of the word would

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Take a ride down the Sunset Strip in 1963 and enjoy the cool cars and the already sickening smog. My favorite liquor store, Gil Turner's, was already in business. #HollywoodHills #LosAngeles https://raymonddefelitta.org/historical-footage/drive-west-on-sunset/

Take a trip down the Sunset Strip, heading east and facing south, in 1967. I can smell the rib joint that was on the SE corner of Crescent Heights. Anyone know what I'm referring too? #SunsetStrip317 #Hollywood #LosAngeles #60s https://raymonddefelitta.org/uncategorized/drive-east-on-sunset/

What do Duke Ellington and Cinerama have in common? Find out in this quite fascinating (if I do say so myself) blog entry that I wrote in--yikes--2007. It includes the incredibly strange and beautiful short 'Symphony In Black'. #Jazz #TCM #Cinema https://raymonddefelitta.org/music-jazz/duke-ellington-meets-cinerama/

Dig Rick Moranis doing his wicked Merv Griffin impression in this sketch from the immortal SCTV NBC late night show of the early 80s. Guest appearances by Liberace, Loni Anderson and Yasser Arafat. #television #comedy #Mimicry https://raymonddefelitta.org/film-history/rick-moranis-impersonates-merv-griffin/

I had no idea that Merv Griffin interviewed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his show in 1967? Did you? A must-watch clip. #television #ClassicTV #MLKDay #MLK #BlackLivesMatter https://raymonddefelitta.org/historical-footage/merv-meets-martin/

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