Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Life in a Great City Series

There are cities; then there are great cities! This unique series journeys behind-the-scenes to present a "day in the life" of thirteen of the most dynamic cities in the world. Here viewers become immersed in the heart and soul of each city and discover what it's like to live in a great city, as well as what it is Click for more


"Recommended. This documentary offers a cornucopia of beautiful images to delight the eye. From early morning at the famed Trevi Fountain to the end of the day at Ostia Beach, it captures the pulsing rhythm of this ancient city and its surroundings. From Michelangelo's Piazza del Campidoglio and its Musei Capitolini to the Pope's weekly blessing of the people, the program moves at a fast pace. The diverse imagery moves quickly from city horse stables, to art restorations, to restaurants, to designer shops, but one easily becomes entranced with the splendor and beauty of Rome. With its ancient architecture and cultural heritage, Rome has rightfully earned the title of the eternal city. The director deserves praise for capturing superb glimpses of the rich beauty of the city and its people. The sound and images are excellent, and it is an excellent way to start to experience the city prior to a visit." -EMRO Review
Rome has defined occidental history, be it artistic, religious or cultural, for over 2,500 years. It is one of the world's great treasures with sites such as Bernini's Piazza San Pietro and its basilica, Vatican City, the Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and the Roman Forum. It is a romantic city, but it is also frantic. Every morning, 600 000 scooters invade the city, making driving a delicate art. In the picturesque Trastevere area, where it is said the "real" Romans live, we find authentic trattorias, serving traditional Roman fare. Here we meet the great Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas, who is restoring the Mussolinian EUR area; also the great composer for film, Nicola Piovani, who composed for Fellini, and won an Oscar with Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful; each share their own unique perspective of Rome. Lastly, we learn of the mythical Cinecittà studios, located just outside of Rome, as well as the Paparazzi at the beautiful Piazza Navona. 05/08DE JSCA 52 min.
Note: An edited version, Rome - Level 1, is available.
Also See: Italy 1: Florence, Milan and Rome

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