25 May 2013

European Vacation Eleven - Another Cinematic Pilgrimage

Yes more good food more gelato another centuries old church with amazing pieces of art. Ho hum. But today we also made a cinephile's must stop -- Rome's Cinecitta. It's an active film studio which includes a small museum and a building dedicated to the great Federico Fellini. Cinecitta has -- since its 1937 opening -- been the primary shooting site for films by such directors as Fellini Martin Scorsese Sergio Leone Terry Gilliam William Wyler Bernardo Bertolucci just to name a few. But I will herewith dispense with words and provides some of the pictures I took during our visit in the belief that each is worth 1,000 words.

Set for HBO series Rome which is now
 used for other films and TV series.

Set where Scorsese's Gangs of New York was shot.

Two friends of mine Sophia Loren and Alberto Sordi.

Circa late 1930's cameras.

Costumes worn by Henry Fonda and Claudia Cardinale
 in Once Upon Time in the West.

Magali Noel's dress from Fellini's Amarcord.

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