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10 Best Cinematic Shots of Rome

Celebrated directors have shared their gaze on Rome and captured the city through their lens. Different films, genres, all of them finding in Rome their only common element.

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The most beautiful shots showing Rome throughout the years, starting from the Forties, with Rome, Open City by Roberto Rossellini, which portrayed the Eternal City crushed by the Nazi occupation, and ending with this year’s Italian success They call me Jeeg, by Gabriele Mainetti.

 

During these fifty years, celebrated directors have shared their gaze on Rome and captured the city through their lens.
Different films, genres, all of them finding in Rome their only common element.
From Pasolini to Monicelli and Fellini, the great Italian filmmakers of the past have shown their perception of the city, producing original and even visionary films, especially if we consider Rome by Federico Fellini and the acclaimed The Great Beauty by Paolo Sorrentino. We see a striking contrast between these films and the Hollywood production, which often frames Rome solely as a background to an extraordinary holiday, as life-changing as it may be for the main characters (such as Roman Holiday and Eat Pray Love), or to  the disturbing mysteries of Dan Brown’s best selling novels.

Historic, delightful, visionary, beautiful, immortal, Rome inspired and will continue inspiring filmmakers all over the world and we cannot wait to discover any future portrayals of Rome in the next cinematic productions.

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