7 items from 2013
Rome has been the backdrop to some iconic films over the years, but its real heyday was between the 1950s and 1960s, when classics such as Roman Holiday were shot in and around the city centre. Even today, the locations used are considered to be points of pilgrimage for any self-respecting retro film fan, from the Trevi Fountain to the Colosseum, especially as 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of Roman Holiday hitting our screens.
The easiest way to track down the real life places behind the celluloid is to create your own walking tour, so that you can spend as long as you like at each spot; just use the Rome film map from lowcostholidays.com and dive straight into the sights to plan your own route. Here’s your guide to each »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
Before Chasing Liberty, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, The Princess Diaries, and Kate Middleton there was Roman Holiday, the story of a princess (Audrey Hepburn) looking to be free and the reporter (Gregory Peck) who takes her on a journey through Rome. The new poster for the restored film has the Vespa featured in most of the film’s earlier posters, but has a postcard feel, adding the map and keeping the picture of Hepburn and Peck in black and white. And thus the Audrey Hepburn nostalgia continues. Unfortunately, the movie isn’t ”back in cinemas” in the United States, »
- Sarah Caldwell
Audrey Hepburn's Ann is back to remind us that K-Middz isn't the only game in Princesstown. The heroine of William Wyler's glorious romance Roman Holiday, restored and re-released to celebrate its 50th birthday, shares this rather lovely new promo poster with her can-they-can't-they paramour Gregory Peck and his battered Vespa.In the mould of a fairy tale, Paramount's classic tells the story of a chance encounter between Peck's reporter and Hepburn's princess, out on a rare - and unauthorised - foray into Rome. Ann, bored by her regimented life and the suffocating attentions of her attendants, slips away and finds her capering around town with an initially oblivious hack. There's enough chemistry between the leads to fry Beaker's circuits and Wyler keeps the gallivant through Fellini country running at a clip throughout, as love begins to bloom between them. Roman Holiday is back in cinemas on July 19. It's not in 3D. »
Art Deco, flapper dresses and pearls are all the rage as fashion takes inspiration from movie set in the Roaring Twenties
When Baz Luhrmann's remake of The Great Gatsby takes the prestigious opening slot at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in May, style-watchers are predicting a visual feast that will turn many back on to the 1920s.
Every few years, a film comes along that proves to be a source of sartorial inspiration: from Audrey Hepburn's gamine princess in Roman Holiday and Diane Keaton's androgynous style in Annie Hall, to the colonial style that swept the catwalks in the mid-80s, heavily influenced by Karen Blixen's cinematic safari in Out of Africa.
Anticipation of the sixth film adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's novel has meant Art Deco style has already been filtering into our consciousness as designers and retailers anticipate audiences eager to mimic the opulent »
- Karen Kay
Los Angeles — This week's "Jack the Giant Slayer," a 3-D retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk legend, contains all the elements of the classic tale: farm boy, beans, giants, etc. But along for the ride is a new character, Princess Isabelle, played by Eleanor Tomlinson.
At the film's start, Isabelle has sneaked away in disguise from her overprotective father, the king, to see what the real world is like. Eventually she ends up finding more of an adventure than she'd bargained for when she's sent skyward into the clutches of some fierce, bloodthirsty giants. Still, she rolls with whatever comes her way and learns not just to survive but thrive – and even find time to fall in love.
Here's a look at five other movies featuring strong princesses:
Glasgow Film Festival | Alex Gibney | Artist Films: The Invisible And The Real | Valentine's Day
Glasgow Film Festival
Increasingly well attended by punters and guests, the festival continues to expand and to cover everything from blockbusters to experimental oddities. It offers 57 UK premieres this year; Joss Whedon features as a special guest; and big movies include Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond The Pines, Steve Coogan in The Look Of Love and Nicole Kidman in The Paperboy. There are also healthy indie selections, Mark Millar and John Wagner's favourite comic-book movies, plus subsections on Brazil and horror.
Various venues, Thu to 24 Feb
Alex Gibney, London
When it comes to hot documentary topics, Alex Gibney has a habit of getting there first and getting it done fast. He won an Oscar for his Iraq/Afghanistan torture exposé Taxi To The Dark Side, and since then he's covered fundamentalist Islam, Gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson, »
- Steve Rose
Our daily countdown continues, with part seven out of 30, in our list of the 300 Greatest Films Ever Made. These are numbers 240-231.
239) The Life & Death Of Col. Blimp (1943) Michael Powell British
233) Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1932) Reuben Mamoulian USA
232) No County For Old Men (2007) Joel & Ethan Cohen USA
231) Freaks (1932) Todd Browning USA
Numbers 230-221 coming next.
film cultureClassicslist300 »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
7 items from 2013
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners