Edizione: 2009, II rist. 2009
Pagine: 254, con ill.
Collana: Opere varie
ISBN carta: 9788842089070
Argomenti: Cinema: storia e saggi, Viaggi, turismo e sport


A Film tourism Guide
Various Authors

They are called “locations,” but in Apulia they are simply life. Not only the most crystal-clear, spectacular sea you have ever seen, extending for 800 kilometres of coastline. Also the dazzling expanses of wheat seen in I'm Not Scared, the centuries-old olive trees and the ravines that “wound” the land. The deserted villages of the Subapennine area and the candid towns eternally captured “nel blu dipinto di blu” by Domenico Modugno. The trullos that captivate the English and now seduce Bollywood. The “western” Murgia and the beaches of past invaders and present immigrants, the place where Lamerica begins. The indolent holiday resorts and the sensual nights that move to the rhythm of the taranta. The castles of Federico II and the Romanesque cathedrals. The mountain of the Angel and the cult of Padre Pio. The Ilva smokestacks and the outskirts of the cities. Bari, the hometown of the enamoured Meryl Streep of Madison County and of the resurrected Petruzzelli where Liz Taylor captivated the young Toscanini. The Felliniesque bands dear to Nino Rota. Castellaneta represents the legend of Rudolph Valentino. In the heart of Baroque Lecce, the nakedness of history and the strength of the light “in the south of the south of the saints” of Carmelo Bene. Ten itineraries to discover Apulia, a variable scenery for hundreds of sets, from Pasolini, Totò, the Taviani brothers, Monicelli, and Wertmüller, to Placido, Amelio, Salvatores, Rubini, and Moretti. Visions and symbols, famous masters and young talents, characters and places in search of a region where films come to life.

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Edizione: 2009
Pagine: 254
Collana: Opere varie
ISBN: 9788842089070


Various Authors