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Aside from "Under the Tuscan Sun", which I loved, what are your favorite movies/documentaries filmed in or about Italy?

Aside from "Under the Tuscan Sun", which I loved, what are your favorite movies/documentaries filmed in or about Italy?

Old Feb 23rd, 2005, 06:35 PM
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Aside from "Under the Tuscan Sun", which I loved, what are your favorite movies/documentaries filmed in or about Italy?

We leave for Italy in about 1 month and would love to watch some good "family friendly" movies or documentaries about Italy. Do you have some good recommendations for us? Thanks for your help!
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Old Feb 23rd, 2005, 06:52 PM
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"Life is Beautiful". Rent it with subtitles so you get the full flavor!
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Old Feb 23rd, 2005, 06:55 PM
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"Room with a view>"
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Old Feb 23rd, 2005, 07:00 PM
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Old Feb 23rd, 2005, 07:06 PM
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I can give you a list but here's a favorite
Il Postino
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Old Feb 23rd, 2005, 07:10 PM
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Tea with Mussolini--great shots in Florence and San Gim.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2005, 07:11 PM
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Bread and Tulips.....takes place in Venice! By all means watch it w/ the subtitles so you get the real flavor!! Very sweet and funny movie!
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Old Feb 23rd, 2005, 07:20 PM
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The Talented Mr. Ripley isn't exactly a warm and fuzzy movie, but it's got scenes in Rome, Venice, San Remo and Mangiabello (sp? which I've never heard of, but it's quite beautiful).
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Old Feb 23rd, 2005, 07:21 PM
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"Summertime" with Katherine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi,which they say was really a tourist promo for Venice.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2005, 07:54 PM
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Bread and Tulips and The Italian Job for views of Venice. I love The Agony and the Ecstacy and if you're lucky enough to see this along with a special short film of Florence that was filmed as an epilogue or prologue-wow.
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CINEMA PARADISO! My favorite movie of all time. It won the oscar for best foreign film in 90,91 or 92. And the music is to die for. I'm not sure, but I imagine it probably won awards also. If it didn't it should. You MUST rent it, and you will thank me.
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Not family friendly, but "Heaven" with Cate Blanchett and Giovanni Ribisi is beautifully shot in Tuscany. And don't forget to check out the bonus material - with more shots of the Tuscan hills. Absolutely stunning.

And for one of the most erotic shot of Portofino, watch the 2nd story in "Beyond the Clouds" when John Malkovich meets Sophie Marceau.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2005, 08:17 PM
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My favorite has always been the B movie from the 60's - "Rome Adventure". I love to hear Emilio Pericoli sing "Al Di La" in it!
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Old Feb 23rd, 2005, 08:23 PM
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La Strada
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Boccaccio '70
A Bell for Adano
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Old Feb 23rd, 2005, 08:25 PM
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Roman Holiday!
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Old Feb 23rd, 2005, 10:27 PM
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The Godfather, Part II - utterly rapturous over the romantic and charming Sicilian countryside, and captivated by the portrayal of quaint folk customs.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2005, 10:38 PM
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La Strada, Fellini 8 1/2, The tree of Wooden clogs.
 
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Has anyone seen "Inside the Tuscan Hills" which was aired on PBS? Unfortunately it did not air in my area. I was hoping to see it and then purchase the video, if I liked it.

Any suggestions where I might find the video to rent?
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All time favorite: Enchanted April, followed by A Room With A View.
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