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World Film Locations: Florence

Florence, with its rich history, privileged place in the canon of Western art, and long-standing relationship with the moving image, is a cinematic city equal to Venice or Rome. This edition in the well-established World Film Locations series explores Florence as it is manifested in the minds of filmmakers and filmgoers. Contributors to the collection consider a wide range of topics, including the tourist’s perception of Florence, representations of art and artists on screen, the camera-friendly Tuscan countryside and mouthwatering local cuisine, and filmic adaptations of canonical Italian literature. Through scene reviews of films including Bobby Deerfield, A Room with a View, Tea with Mussolini, and Under the Tuscan Sun, contributors delve deeper into the makeup of the city, looking at both familiar and unfamiliar locations through the lens of such filmmakers as Roberto Rossellini, Mario Monicelli, Brian DePalma, and Ridley Scott.

From the Duomo to the Uffizi gallery, Florence is filled with history, art, and culture. For those who crave a passport to this Tuscan capital, World Film Locations: Florence will take you there without you ever having to leave your library.

128 pages | 50 color plates | 6 x 9 | © 2014

World Film Locations

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The World Film Locations series is a true treasure for scholars, film buffs, and world travelers alike. . . .When taken together, these essays paint a beautifully diverse picture of Florence and its relationship with the cinema. They help explain how film is helping shape our view of the city, what role the city has in film, and how the medium of film can help us better understand the city and its people. . . . This Florence installment acts as a great starting point for serious scholars of film just beginning to research the city of Florence and its movies, film buffs with an interest in the city, or world travelers looking to add a point of reference to their adventures.”


Table of Contents

Florence: City of the Imagination
Alberto Zambenedetti
Views from the Grand Tour(ist): Florence and Foreign Consumption
Eleanor Andrews

Scenes 1-8
Florentine Artists on Film: Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci
Nathaniel J. Donahue

Scenes 9-15

Florence after Dark: Cops, Crime and Serial Killers
Dom Holdaway

Scenes 16-22

Rolling Hills, Scorching Sun: Filming the Tuscan Countryside
Pasquale Iannone

Scenes 23-29

Bread, Wine and Celluloid: Tuscan Cuisine at the Movies
Brendan Hennessey

Scenes 30-36
From Dante to Machiavelli: Canonical Florentine Literature on Film
Barbara Garbin
Scenes 37-43
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