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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides: Rome by Reid Bramblett, Jeffrey Kennedy

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Cinecittà Studio Films

  1. La Dolce Vita

    Fellini’s 1960 classic on “the sweet life” of 1950s Rome, when the Eternal City was a hotspot for international glitterati. Marcello Mastroianni plays a reporter sucked into this decadent lifestyle, while a character named Paparazzo, snapping stars at Via Veneto cafés, gave a name to his occupation.

  2. Fellini’s Roma

    Fellini’s 1972 tribute to his adopted home town. Rome’s heritage gets in the way of modernization, and the absurdity of the Vatican is shown in a frighteningly funny papal fashion show. Fellini built a highway at the Cinecittà studios so he could film rush hour without the bother of real traffic.

  3. Ben Hur

    The original big budget ($50 million) gladiator epic from 1959. William Wyler directed Charlton Heston ...

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