World Film Locations: Rome

Edited by Gabriel Solomons

Edited by Gabriel Solomons

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

128 pages | illustrated in color throughout | 6 x 9 | © 2014
Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9781783202003 Published May 2014
This volume of the World Film Locations series explores the city of Rome, 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 worldwide 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-six key films set in Rome, including The Belly of an ArchitectThe Facts of MurderThe Bicycle ThiefRoman Holiday, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, is complemented by essays that further examine the relationship between the city and cinema to provide an engaging, colorful, and insightful page-turning journey for both travelers and film buffs alike.

 

Contents

Rome: City of the Imagination
Pasquale Iannone

 

Neo-realist Rome: The Gritty Side of the Eternal City

Helio San Miguel

 

Scenes 1-8

1936-1953

 

Fellini’s Rome

Louis Bayman

 

Scenes 9-16

1954-1960

 

Roman Holidays: Rome as an International Destination On-screen

Alberto Zambenedetti

 

Scenes 17-24

1960-1963

 

Strange Tides: The Tiber and Its Role in the History of ‘Cinema Romano’

Nicholas Page

 

Scenes 25-31

1963-1980

 

Memory Man: Nanni Moretti’s Rome in Cairo Diario/Dear Diary (1993)

Eleanor Andrews

 

Scenes 32-38

1983-1999

 

Cinecittá: The Highs and Lows of the ‘Roman Heart’ of Italian Cinema

Carla Mereu

 

Scenes 39-45

2001-2013

 

Screening Ancient Rome

Alberto Zambenedetti

 

Backpages

Resources

Contributor Bios

Filmography

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