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The pre-TIFF frenzy: Scenes from the Venice Film Festival

Scarlett Johansson and James Franco sparkle in the Italian city

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Scarlett Johansson arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the film Under The Skin at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival on Tuesday.

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Here she is in her photo call outfit prior to the screening.

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James Franco poses for photographers during a photo call for Child Of God on Saturday.

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Nicolas Cage and his wife Alice Kim pose on the red carpet for David Gordon Green's movie Joe last week.

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A closeup of the couple kissing.

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Nicolas Cage during the photo call for Joe.

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A closeup of the actor’s neckwear. And chest hair.

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Jesse Eisenberg poses for a portrait on Sunday.

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Judi Dench waves from the red carpet for the movie Philomena.

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Director Stephen Frears on the red carpet for his movie Philomena.

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Eleni Roussinou smiles during the photo call for the movie Miss Violence on Sunday.

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Daniel Radcliffe goes GQ on the red carpet for the movie Kill Your Darlings on Sunday.

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Extra GQ.

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Dakota Fanning on the red carpet for the film Night Moves on Saturday.

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Dakota Fanning arrived earlier in this outfit.

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Intense actor Tom Hardy poses for photographers during the photo call for the film Locke on Monday.

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Director Terry Gilliam bounds up the stairs on the red carpet for his movie The Zero Theorem on Monday.

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The great director Errol Morris at the photocall for his movie The Unknown Known on Wednesday.

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Rebecca Hall poses like this during a photo call for the movie Une Promesse on Wednesday.

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Actor Gabriele Rendina also poses like this during a photo call for the movie L'Intrepido on Wednesday.

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Actress Valeria Solarino peers around a bubble on the red carpet for the movie L'Intrepido on Wednesday.

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Yuval Scharf does the ingenue wall hug on Wednesday.

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Michelle Dockery arrives at the festival on Saturday.

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Freida Pinto arrives at the festival on Saturday.

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