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World Film Locations: Rome
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ISBN 9781783202003
Paperback 128 pages
230 x 155 mm
Published May 2014
Imprint: Intellect
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Rome is a city rich in history and culture and imbued with a realism and romanticism that has captured the imaginations of filmmakers throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. With over two and a half thousand years of continuing history, Rome has served as the setting for countless memorable films, creating a backdrop that spans all genres and emotions. World Film Locations: Rome takes the reader on a cinematic journey through the city with stops at key locations that include the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Via Veneto, Piazza del Popolo, Sant’Angelo Bridge and, of course, the Trevi Fountain, made famous world- wide in its appearances in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita and Jean Negulesco’s Three Coins in the Fountain. A carefully selected compilation of forty-five key films set in Rome, including The Belly of an ArchitectThe Facts of MurderThe Bicycle ThiefRoman Holiday, and The Great Beauty, is complemented by essays that further examine the relationship between the city and cinema to provide an engaging, colourful, and insightful page-turning journey for both travellers and film buffs alike.

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'For lovers of The Eternal City and the movies, this brilliantly researched book provides fresh insight into the wealth of talent that continues to draw from and contribute to La Dolce Vita of Rome. Tourist or cinephile, grab your camera, follow the maps, walk in the steps of the masters and create your own portrait of the greatest film set in the world. Having felt privileged to both film and life in The Eternal City, I will be pressing this brilliant guide into the hands of friends at the start of their Roman Holiday to inspire them to discover The Great Beauty that is Mamma Roma.' – Caroline Goodall, Actress (Emilie Schindler, Schindler's List)

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