Movies set in Italy?

Nov 26th, 2005, 02:52 PM
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Movies set in Italy?

The weather here today is so bleak, it's only good for watching a movie or 2. Can anyone recommend a good movie that is about or is set in Italy? Cheers
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Nov 26th, 2005, 03:01 PM
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Enchanted April is one of my all time favs.

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Nov 26th, 2005, 03:03 PM
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p.s. This thread has I think just about every movie set in Italy ever, it's a good thread:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...=2&tid=4239003

Enjoy!
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Nov 26th, 2005, 03:06 PM
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Here's a thread on the subject with 98 responses:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34573070

(It doesn't seem to be the same one as the one Tiff posted...)
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Nov 26th, 2005, 03:17 PM
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Thanks everyone - I now have a good list of 10 or so movies - i'm off to the video shop in hope they at least have 1. Cheers
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Dec 3rd, 2005, 10:09 PM
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Hey Mol, which ones did you find? Do you have a favorite now?

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Dec 4th, 2005, 06:44 AM
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Good morning, suggest
BREAD AND TULIPS
NIGHTS OF CABIRI
LE CADEAU
TEA WITH MUSSOLI
TUSCAN NIGHTS?

Richard of LaGrange Park, Il.
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Dec 4th, 2005, 08:01 AM
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Bread and Tulips is a really good one, esp. for scenes in Venice.
The Talented Mr. Ripley with Matt Damon, Jude Law and Gwenyth Paltrow is a pretty dark, bleak movie but the scenes of Mangiabello (sp?), Rome, Venice and San Remo are great.
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Dec 8th, 2005, 03:15 PM
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I got Bread and Tulips, Cinimea Paradiso, Under The Tuscan Sun and The Talent Mr Ripley.

I really enjoyed Bread and Tulips (great story loved it), I am only part way throught Cinimea Paradiso which I am loving. I liked under the Tuscan Sun and I had seen The Talented Mr Ripley before but had paid no attention to the location or the language, this time I enjoyed it in a different way.
Can't wait for another wet weekend to get some more recommendations
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Dec 8th, 2005, 03:23 PM
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Do watch My House in Umbria with Maggie Smith. It is excellent.
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Dec 8th, 2005, 04:50 PM
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I think some of the scenes in The Talented Mr R are on the lovely (was there in June!) islands of Ischia and Procida, in the Bay of Naples.

I agree w/ you Tiff -- still love Enchanted April, esp on a gloomy day.

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Dec 9th, 2005, 01:22 AM
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Annabelle2, I believe most of the scence in The Talented Mr Ripley were shot in Ischia. I will be going there in June got any recommendations for things to do and see. We will be staying for 2 nights.

My House in Umbria and Enchanted April are now on my list.
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Dec 9th, 2005, 02:58 AM
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Stealing Beauty (1996) - for Tuscan countryside
 
Dec 9th, 2005, 06:58 AM
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For vicarious travel, Only You, with Marisa Tomei etc. I watch for the locations....from Pittsburgh to Venice, Rome, Positano and Le Sirenuse.
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Dec 12th, 2005, 08:40 PM
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We stayed 4 nights on Ischia. It was quite magical. If you click on my name and look for some past threads about Ischia, I got a lot of good information about the island from other fodorites.

Let me know if you find this thread, and if any of the information is helpful. I would be happy to give details on anything that strikes your interest.

We really enjoyed Ischia!
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Dec 12th, 2005, 09:00 PM
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There is a new movie set solely in Venice...called Casanova. The trailers look good.
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Dec 13th, 2005, 06:18 AM
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Il Postino
Malena
Don't Look Now--an eerie oldie
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

And for some even older oldies, Roman Holiday and also Rome Adventure

Tiff, love Enchanted April, too!

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Dec 13th, 2005, 06:31 AM
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This thread has me thinking about another old one, set in Florence, I believe. American's daughter and wife are kidnapped in US, and years later, the daughter, who looks like the mother, is planted in Florence to lure him into thinking he's seeing ghosts when visiting, etc. Cigale, I think you know the name of this one--it's been mentioned here before. Probably same era as Don't Look Now.
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Dec 13th, 2005, 02:38 PM
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Ah, I remember Genevieve Byjold(sp?) )she was in the wonderful "king of Hearts" The title was something like Obsession. I'll look at get back to you.
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Dec 13th, 2005, 02:41 PM
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Found it! I was correct.Geneviere Bujold, Cliff Robertson in Obsession 1976 by Brian de Palma
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