Synopses & Reviews
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: Romeand#160;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 Felliniand#8217;sand#160;La Dolce Vitaand#160;and Jean Negulescoand#8217;sand#160;Three Coins in the Fountain. A carefully selected compilation of forty-six key films set in Rome, including Theand#160;Belly of an Architect,and#160;The Facts of Murder,and#160;The Bicycle Thief,and#160;Roman Holiday,and#160;andand#160;The Talented Mr. Ripley, isand#160;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.
About the Author
Gabriel Solomons is a senior lecturer at the Bristol School of Creative Arts. He is series editor of World Film Locations and editor of World Film Locations: Los Angeles.
Table of Contents
Rome: City of the Imagination
Neo-realist Rome: The Gritty Side of the Eternal City
Helio San Miguel
Roman Holidays: Rome as an International Destination On-screen
Strange Tides: The Tiber and Its Role in the History of and#8216;Cinema Romanoand#8217;
Memory Man: Nanni Morettiand#8217;s Rome in Cairo Diario/Dear Diary (1993)
Cinecittand#225;: The Highs and Lows of the and#8216;Roman Heartand#8217; of Italian Cinema
Screening Ancient Rome