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Any favorite Italian movies to get in the mood

Any favorite Italian movies to get in the mood

Old 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.<BR><BR>Thought of another-- Garden of the Finzi-Continis.
 
Old 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.
 
Old Sep 11th, 2002, 03:02 AM
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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, Agn&egrave;s Merlet and<BR>Christine Miller as writers.<BR>
 
Old 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.
 
Old Oct 19th, 2002, 01:49 PM
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Do NOT see the current disasterous remake of Swept Away. Do rent the original Lina Wertmueller production.<BR>
 
Old Oct 19th, 2002, 07:16 PM
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Il Postino and Cinema Paradisio are a great start
 
Old Oct 20th, 2002, 04:05 AM
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<BR>How about a Roberto Benigni film?<BR><BR>Johnny Stecchino<BR>
 
Old Oct 20th, 2002, 06:35 AM
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Just saw Bread and Tulips this weekend<BR>thought it was great, other some critics were not enthused.. Others<BR>are Fellinis' Roma, Blume in Love has<BR>some great scenes entering of Pza S. Marco. The Leopard about Sicilia in the 1800's. Fellinis' Amicord about<BR>a small town in the early 30's and its<BR>many characters and problems...<BR>Richard of LaGrange Park, Ill.
 
Old Oct 20th, 2002, 06:41 AM
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I watched this some time ago, but "A Month on the Lake" was really wonderful. Buon viaggio!
 
Old 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!!!
 
Old Oct 20th, 2002, 01:58 PM
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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.
 
Old Oct 26th, 2002, 12:34 PM
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xxx
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Topping for yuko.
 
Old Oct 26th, 2002, 12:52 PM
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Steve the Guide
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Anybody knows &quot;AMICI MIEI&quot; directed by Mario Monicelli and played in Florence ? Very,nice. Ciao
 
Old Oct 26th, 2002, 03:19 PM
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I saw &quot;My Mother's Smile,&quot; 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.<BR><BR>
 
Old Oct 26th, 2002, 03:20 PM
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I saw &quot;My Mother's Smile,&quot; 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.<BR><BR>
 
Old 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.
 
Old Oct 27th, 2002, 08:03 AM
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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.
 
Old Oct 28th, 2002, 06:15 AM
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Ken Slanker:<BR><BR>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?<BR>Have you ever seen any movie by any other Italian director, apart from &quot;Pane e tulipani&quot;?
 
Old Oct 28th, 2002, 07:03 AM
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&quot;Everything Is Wonderful&quot; 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. <BR><BR>Several film locales including Milan.
 
Old Oct 28th, 2002, 07:36 AM
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Rondo:<BR><BR>That must be &quot;Stanno tutti bene&quot; 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 &quot;La famiglia&quot; 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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