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Any favorite Italian movies to get in the mood

Any favorite Italian movies to get in the mood

Old May 30th, 2003, 10:21 AM
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Some of my favs are Il Mostro, Il Ciclone, Cinema Paradiso
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Old May 30th, 2003, 10:23 AM
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OH, also Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (Christ stopped at Eboli).
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Old May 30th, 2003, 11:21 AM
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This Italian Job pales against the Original.
First they do a remake of Charade with Wahlberg who does not have the personality of Cary Grant, now this. Noel Coward who starred in the original Italian Job with Michel Caine must be laughing in his grave.
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Old Aug 18th, 2003, 11:59 AM
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topping for Koshka

My latest: Lizzie McGuire Movie, very silly but great scenes of Rome!
 
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Rome Adventure with Troy Donohue and Suzanne Pleshette (1962) Great scenery and wonderful love story!
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Old Aug 18th, 2003, 09:14 PM
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Trying to give 10 year old son an idea of the history of Rome and the Ancient Romans before we go. We watched Ben Hur. Any other ideas?
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Old Aug 18th, 2003, 10:45 PM
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What IS the name of the movie about the pregnant girl who goes home to her father's vineyard and picks up a chap on the way who pretends to be her husband?

Cheesey but nice....
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Old Aug 18th, 2003, 11:31 PM
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Sheil, it's "A walk in the clouds", directed by Alfonso Arau, with Keanu Reeves and Aitana Sanchez Gijon. Set in California, if I am not wrong, although you can find Giancarlo Giannini among the cast ...
http://movieweb.com/movie/walkclds/
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Old Aug 19th, 2003, 01:18 AM
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The City of Women (Città delle donne, by Federico Fellini, 1980).

see http://us.imdb.com/Plot?0080539 for a plot description.
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Old Aug 19th, 2003, 05:42 AM
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Luchino Visconti's first film, Ossessione, has been released (the big on line discounters have it) in its uncut version on DVD. Subtitles if you want them. Mostly set on the central Adriatic coast of Italy in 1943 (filmed right before much of that area was bombed into oblivion by the Allies). A fascinating Italian take on the postman knocks twice concept.

Also, though many good films are mentioned already, I don't think I saw The Night of the Shooting Stars mentioned. It is a Taviani film from 1982, shot in Tuscany. Another WW2 story.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2003, 10:28 AM
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What a wonderful thread! I pulled this up yesterday, went to the local movie rental store and found a few titles!
Last night I enjoyed Enchanted April. What a beautiful film.
The castle the women rent is in San Salvatore. I know there is a SS in Sicily. Is this the same? The scenery was exquisite. It is one and the same?

Thanks, Dog Mom for pulling all the titles together. I was doing it, but not nearly as nicely as you and reached your post only to get a good chuckle. I should have read the entire post first! Thanks for compilation. It will remain in my car for the next rental!
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Old Nov 2nd, 2003, 11:58 AM
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You can get a lot of these movies by going to your public library and asking for inter-library loan. The library will have a huge catalog of available movies which they can order for you at your request. It usually takes less than a week to get them from the state library. You can keep them for at least a week. My husband and I have really enjoyed watching lots of Italian movies this way.

Also you can probably get a community library card at your local university library. They will probably have lots of foreign films available for borrowing.

I live in a small Louisiana town and use both of the above resources to give us free access to lots of foreign movies.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2003, 11:12 PM
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I LOVE the movie "It Started in Naples"!!!
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Old Nov 3rd, 2003, 03:39 AM
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Designergigi, "Enchanted April" was filmed in Positano. My husband says the villa they used (castello Brown) is open as a museum that he's visited. I have also read that the author of the original book, Elizabeth Von Arnim, was livng in this villa when she wrote the book.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2003, 04:58 AM
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mclaurie, during the film I wondered if it hadn't been shot on the Amalfi Coast. I was there last year and really thought some of the scenes looked familiar. I don't recall a museum in Positano, however...

Thanks for the info, I appreciate that you did this.

Sally, our library system is online and we can get interlibrary rentals from our states universities. What a valuable resource.

Last night I watched The Godfather for the first time ever (gasp!). I loved it and appreciate it all the more having been in Italy and now going to Sicily! Now, I'll be on the lookout when in Sicily for those locations!
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Old Nov 3rd, 2003, 08:57 AM
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"Under the Tuscan Sun" for its' scenes in Cortona and in Positano. I've never read the book and from feedback here when the movie version was released, it seems that those who enjoyed the book, do NOT care for this movie intrepretation. I found it an easy breezy chick flick and recommend it on that basis.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2003, 09:54 AM
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"Enchanted April" was filmed in Portofino, not Positano.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2003, 10:37 AM
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Hannibal. Gorgeous scenery, buildings, opera, etc. Sorry if you don't like scary movies, but I thought it showed Italy beautifully.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2003, 11:31 AM
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Dick is correct. Castello Brown where Enchanted April was shot is in Portofino. I got my "p's" mixed up.
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Old Nov 4th, 2003, 08:25 AM
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How about "A Little Romance" with a very young Diane Lane and also Sir Laurence Olivier? The first half is in Paris, then the two pre-teens run away to Italy with aging con man Olivier.

A big plot point has to do with kissing beneath the Bridge of Sighs at sunset - which I plan to try when I'm in Venice next week! (Supposedly if you do so, you will be united forever.)
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