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Favorite Italian Movies

What is your favorite Italian movies? How about favorite Movie Stars or Directors? Italian movies are all about love, romance and sex. Some of my favorite are:

  • La Dolce Vita
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Rome Adventure
  • Il Postino
  • Divorce Italian Style
  • Two Women
  • The Garden of the Finzi Contini
  • Benvenuti al Sud (PAL format only)
  • Benvenuti al Nord (PAL format only)
  • 8-1/2

My favorite Italian movie stars:

  • Marcello Mastroianni
  • Gian Maria Volontè
  • Giulietta Masina
  • Giancarlo Giannini
  • Totô
  • Anna Magnani
  • Sophia Loren
  • Isabella Rossellini
  • Gina Lollobrigida

My favorite Italian directors:

  • Federico Fellini … Federico Fellini … Federico Fellini
  • Victoria De Sica
  • Roberto Benigni
  • Franco Zeffirelli

We all have are favorites. Even the spaghetti westerns with Clint Eastwood were great. These were directed and filmed in Italy. They include:

  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • For a Few Dollars More
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

These movies were originally in Italian but there was very little dialog so they could easily be translated to English and other markets.

What are your favorites?



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Two Great Festivals in Venice Italy

The 2008 edition of the Regata Storica di Vene...

The 2008 edition of the Regata Storica di Venezia, in Venice (Italy), being a regatta in historical costumes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yesterday we spoke about festivals across Italy. Venice is a town that knows how to throw a party. Two great festivals in Venice are:

  1. Regata Storica on September 1st – This includes boat races, customs and of course food and wine
  2. Venice Film Festival – Come see the films that have won.

Venice is always a great city to visit but during a festival it is even more fun. This city is spectacular from its start. It was built on tree trunks, millions of them. They hold up a marble & stone foundation that all the buildings are built on. This should be on everyone’s “bucket List”.

George & Jo Anne


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