Monthly Archives: April 2010

Roma!

My blogging has been pathetic, I know. It’s been menial and infrequent, to be optimistic. But! Now that April vacation is coming closer and closer, and most of my school projects are ending, I will be so much freer to blog! I promise.

For this upcoming vacation, after going to Washington DC with my school’s music department, I’m heading off to Rome! I’m so exciting–this is my first trip to Italy, and I could not be more ecstatic. I plan on doing a ton of writing, and hope to be inspired by the beauty of the city. So, before I head off, I’d like to let you in on some great movies (and maybe some not so great ones) that take place in Rome! Or, at least in Italy.

Roman Holiday 1953 Starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck this movie is delightful! It’s Hepburn’s first movie, and she is amazing (as always) The whole movie is just simply adorable, and you get help but smile the whole way through. The combination of the beauty of Rome, and Gregory Peck is almost too much for the watcher! Almost, not quite too much 🙂

Eurotrip 2004 Okay, so I feel absolutely horrible putting this in the same post as Roman Holiday, but the movie is hilarious. If you’re in the mood for a really stupid comedy, this is definitely the one to turn to. Although they travel throughout Europe, they do spend a good amount of time in Rome. Very dumb, very funny.

For more movies set in Rome, click here!

The Italian Job 1969 or 2003 Either one of the versions of this movie, I love. Though very different, they both are appropriate to the times they take place in, and are great reflections of the kind of movies being made then. Both fast paced, robbery movies, they are both great. In Italy, the latter one has some amazing chase scenes in mini coopers which are absolutely fantastic!

Quantum of Solace This movie again takes place in many different countries but does stop in Italy at one point. Although not as good as the first Daniel Craig Bond film, it is still a good movie. Craig is one of the best Bonds since Connery and I’m pretty sure him being in the movie doesn’t hurt it’s ability to be watched.

I’m sure there are dozens of other films set in Italy and Rome, but I just haven’t seen them yet! To see more movies that are set in Italy, click here!

I haven’t done a real movie review in ages, and I feel kind of bad about that, and also like a failed movie blogger. I’m going to try to do a review of the next movie I see. Or maybe of the last I saw–I recently saw How to Tame your Dragon so that could be the next review! Watch out!

In the meantime, hope you guys have a lovely third week of April, and that you forgive me for my lack of posts. Much, much more will be coming your way very, very soon!

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