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Movies that feature Florence

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Movies that feature Florence

Hi all,

I thought it might be fun to watch some movies featuring Florence before my trip. :) I’ll start with the few ones I’ve seen.

- Inferno (2016)

(Don’t get the tar and feathers, have mercy! :D )

- Hannibal (2001)

What else? There are tons of movies that feature Italy but what about Florence?

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1. Re: Movies that feature Florence

Florence: Days of Destruction, about the 1966 flood. Might not rate as a fun one of course.

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2. Re: Movies that feature Florence

Take a look at:

Room With a View

Light in the Piazza

Tea With Mussolini

Much Ado About Nothing

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FrappeQueens, that's okay - can't really say that Hannibal is very hilarious either. Although... "Bowels in or bowels out?" That is pretty classic.

Jerry, nice list! I've seen Much Ado About Nothing as a kid, had totally forgotten about that.

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4. Re: Movies that feature Florence

Just sometimes tar and feathers can be too benevolent.

Lots of Hollywood movies have scenes set in Florence. But only one is something I remember with any enthusiasm, for example:

The unavoidable "Room with a View";

The gooey "Light in the Piazza";

The stultifyingly pompous "The Agony and the Ecstasy";

The monumentally boring "Obsession";

And then there's "Tea with Mussolini", which I am forced to love, if only because I actually got to meet a few of the exceptionally long-lived "scorpioni". The good really do die young.

For non-fiction, my most recent favorite is a somewhat muddled but still fascinating (for me) National Georgraphic TV piece about how Brunelleschi built the cupola of the Duomo. You can find it on Youtube at:

Great Cathedral Mystery • NatGeo TVG Special

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5. Re: Movies that feature Florence

Nice tip about Great Cathedral Mystery, I found it!

Great suggestions everyone, I think I might do some shopping tonight. :)

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7. Re: Movies that feature Florence

I think that in these cases the best films to choose are those made in the same country and can't risk to be conditioned by Hollywood clichés. "Amici miei" is the best example which comes to my mind.

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8. Re: Movies that feature Florence

Д. Т, yes, the part where he has Mr. White in the trunk while driving from Lake Garda. Close!

Aristofane, an Italian film would be nice but it would have to be with English subtitles. :D My rubbish beginner's Italian won't do...

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9. Re: Movies that feature Florence

Of course, it depends on the availability of these films in your country. But the risk with "Room with a view" is experiencing just the way Florence is seen and shown for the standards of the USA.

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10. Re: Movies that feature Florence

I hear you and even though I love many, many American movies (among others) I don't take them as gospel. :) That crap is made in Finland/of Finland too, we just have to have certain filters on...

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