Friday, March 04, 2005

La Preghiera Blog 4 March 2005

Isn't it amazing how many internationally renowned films have been made and set in Italy, in particular in Tuscany and Umbria over the last twenty or thirty years. We have thought of "Travels with my Aunt" directed by George Cukor, with Maggie Smith and Alec McCowen, "Tea with Mussolini", with Judi Dench and Cher, set in San Gemignano, "Life is Beautiful" set in Arezzo with Roberto Benigni, "My House in Umbria", "Summer's Lease", "The Talented Mr Ripley" directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Matt Damon, "The English Patient" with Ralph Fiennes, "Room with a View" memorably set in Florence, "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" and "The Name of the Rose" with Sean Connery... We look forward to hearing from you if you can think of any others and take a look at reelstreets.com our website about film locations used in films made in Great Britain from the 1920's to the 1980's.