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Any favorite Italian movies to get in the mood

Any favorite Italian movies to get in the mood

Sep 10th, 2002, 05:57 PM
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Sue
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Thanks, KT, for validating my memory of Don't Look Now.

Thought of another-- Garden of the Finzi-Continis.
 
Sep 10th, 2002, 08:23 PM
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The story of the feamle renaissance painter is by Susan Vreeland, the Passion of Artemisia. I didn't know it had been made into a movie, the book was good. Don't forget Summertime, Kate Hepburn in Venice. There's a dark comedy called For Roseanna, staring Mercedes Ruehl and Jean Reno that is great too.
 
Sep 11th, 2002, 03:02 AM
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Bill
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Look on www.imdb.com for Artemisia. Might not be adapted form the Susan Vreeland book, since the credits list Patrick Amos, Agnès Merlet and
Christine Miller as writers.
 
Sep 11th, 2002, 03:31 AM
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My library had the oldie but GOODIE, Rome Adventure with Susan Pleshette and Troy Donahue and they have a Roman holiday from Rome to the Lake Maggiore of Northern Italy and it's romance from the 60's for nostalgia and scenery.
 
Oct 19th, 2002, 01:49 PM
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todd
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Do NOT see the current disasterous remake of Swept Away. Do rent the original Lina Wertmueller production.
 
Oct 19th, 2002, 07:16 PM
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oldorch
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Il Postino and Cinema Paradisio are a great start
 
Oct 20th, 2002, 04:05 AM
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How about a Roberto Benigni film?

Johnny Stecchino
 
Oct 20th, 2002, 06:35 AM
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richard j vicek
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Just saw Bread and Tulips this weekend
thought it was great, other some critics were not enthused.. Others
are Fellinis' Roma, Blume in Love has
some great scenes entering of Pza S. Marco. The Leopard about Sicilia in the 1800's. Fellinis' Amicord about
a small town in the early 30's and its
many characters and problems...
Richard of LaGrange Park, Ill.
 
Oct 20th, 2002, 06:41 AM
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Wendy
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I watched this some time ago, but "A Month on the Lake" was really wonderful. Buon viaggio!
 
Oct 20th, 2002, 07:03 AM
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Bert
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Go to your library. The artsy-fartsy crowd that run it will most likely have lots of movies "normal" people don't wanna watch. Besides, it's free!!!
 
Oct 20th, 2002, 01:58 PM
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gpratt
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Always love this topic. try "Up at the villa". Not the greatest movie but great scenes around Florence. Wish we anticipating a trip back right now. Have a great trip!! G.
 
Oct 26th, 2002, 12:34 PM
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xxx
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Topping for yuko.
 
Oct 26th, 2002, 12:52 PM
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Steve the Guide
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Anybody knows "AMICI MIEI" directed by Mario Monicelli and played in Florence ? Very,nice. Ciao
 
Oct 26th, 2002, 03:19 PM
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I saw "My Mother's Smile," mentioned earlier, at the Film Festival. It has the power and authority of the great old Italian movies of the Fellini era, is set in modern Italy -- I recommend it completely. I guess you'd have to rent ot buy it on the Internet.

 
Oct 26th, 2002, 03:20 PM
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Elizabeth
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I saw "My Mother's Smile," mentioned earlier, at the Film Festival. It has the power and authority of the great old Italian movies of the Fellini era, is set in modern Italy -- I recommend it completely. I guess you'd have to rent or buy it on the Internet. It's BIG, the kind of movie you could see several times.

 
Oct 26th, 2002, 03:24 PM
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Don't forget THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN (Rome) and SUMMERTIME (Venice)for smaltzy, romantic, picturesque entertainment from decades ago. Great scenery in both.
 
Oct 27th, 2002, 08:03 AM
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Ken Slanker
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I always enjoy Roman Holiday. But, Bread and Tulips is wonderful. It is more Italian than anything else I have seen.
 
Oct 28th, 2002, 06:15 AM
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Alice Twain
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Ken Slanker:

Maybe it is mor italian tha naything else you have seen because it is actually an Italian movie, and not an American movie about how the Americans imagine Italy?
Have you ever seen any movie by any other Italian director, apart from "Pane e tulipani"?
 
Oct 28th, 2002, 07:03 AM
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Rondo
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"Everything Is Wonderful" is an Italian film about a lonely, Sicilian father who has a less than satisfactory relationship with his adult children who live all over the place so he hops on a train to visit them.

Several film locales including Milan.
 
Oct 28th, 2002, 07:36 AM
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Alice Twain
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Rondo:

That must be "Stanno tutti bene" with an aged beyond his real age Marcello Mastroianni. Probably one of the few decent movies made by Giuseppe Tornatore. If you liked it, you should check out for "La famiglia" by Ettore Scola, this time a travel in time and not space. The movie tells the history of a family in Rome since 1906 until 1986.
 

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