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« on: 18 May 2015 - 20:41 »

Fellow film enthusiasts,

Next month I'm travelling to Rome and I was wondering what is absolutely necessary to see there as a cinephile. I'm particulary interested in anything related to the whole italo-sleaze genre.

I for instance saw on this forum that there was a Rino di Silvestro retrospective a few months ago. But the last time I went to Rome, I found it sort of difficult to have a good overview of what cinematic events where going on at the time. Does anyone know of a good website that gathers information like this? Furthermore I'm open to any tips about places to see, shops to visit or people to meet (that last part might be hard to accomplish, but I always have this naive childlike dream about meeting one of my 'idols' in Rome).

Any help would be welcome! (PS: I already know of the Altroquando shop, which is definitely a nice place)

grazie mille ragazzi!
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« Reply #1 on: 18 May 2015 - 21:35 »

From September to May the Trevi cinema would (probably) have put on something you'd be interested in... but the season there really ends just about now.

If there's anything going down in June - check this page in about a week from now:

http://www.fondazionecsc.it/ct_events.jsp?IDAREA=16&calFrom=2015-6-01&calTo=2015-6-01&resultFrom=2015-6-01&resultTo=2015-6-30

I wouldn't be too optimistic.

There's Profondo Rosso on Via dei Gracchi (a brisk 10 minute walk from St. Peters) where you'll probably find Luigi Cozzi flogging his wares behind the counter. You may not buy anything, but I remember he was always great to shoot the breeze with for an hour or so.

http://www.profondorossostore.com/en/

If you want to visit some locations - try wading through this thread over at Gentedirispetto (via Pollanet)

http://www.gentedirispetto.com/forum/showthread.php?14520-Locations

A lot of the photos look like they're dead - but the Pollanet links should work.

If it's sleaze you're after - I'd probably say forget it (there isn't anything) - and spend your time visiting the obvious places like the Coliseum, the Vatican Museum... Speaking of which, it's a shame they don't open up the Pope's 'porn bathroom' to the public - so unless you 'service' Pope Francis, you probably won't see it:

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/welltraveled/features/2011/vatican_inside_the_secret_city/vatican_guide_the_pope_s_pornographic_bathroom.html

Hmmm... if you want some vintage posters - check out Poster.it on eBay and send him a message if you want to buy something. You can pick up the posters from his place and (if you speak Italian) you could probably save yourself 3 years of film school just by chatting to him and his wife for about 2 hours - You've never met a nicer guy, believe me. He also has a phenomenal selection of vintage posters, from sleaze to silent cinema.

I don't think there are any DVD shops left? If there are, you need to look for 'Feltrinelli' on Google and find the nearest shop. If you can find one, they're good...but nothing special and I doubt much of their stuff is English friendly (at all) Admittedly, the shops are nowhere near as interesting as the actual guy himself:

"On March 15, 1972, Feltrinelli was found dead at the foot of a pylon of a high-voltage power-line at Segrate, near Milan, apparently killed by his own explosives while on an operation with other GAP members"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giangiacomo_Feltrinelli

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Re: Rome for cinephiles
« Reply #2 on: 21 May 2015 - 10:19 »

...you might also want to check out these books by Mauro D'Avino & Lorenzo Rumori:
Roma, si gira! http://www.libreriagremese.it/default/roma-si-gira.html
Roma, si gira! 2 http://www.libreriagremese.it/default/roma-si-gira-2.html
and
Dario Argento, si gira! http://www.libreriagremese.it/default/dario-argento-si-gira.html

Trust me, you won't be disappointed!
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« Reply #3 on: 21 May 2015 - 16:43 »

There's a giallo conference there next month. Screenings at cinema Trevi.
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« Reply #5 on: 21 May 2015 - 17:52 »

Yep, I'll be there. They are screening SUSPECTED DEATH OF A MINOR, YOU'RE VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY and, of course, THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS WARDH. Only the latter appears to have English subtitles.
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« Reply #6 on: 25 May 2015 - 22:56 »

Sorely tempted to make it down to the Trevi on Sunday.

Edwige Fenech has been added to the bill  :P



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« Reply #7 on: 26 May 2015 - 08:21 »


Sorely tempted to make it down to the Trevi on Sunday.

Edwige Fenech has been added to the bill  :P
I'll buy you a drink or two if you do.
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« Reply #8 on: 26 May 2015 - 16:46 »

From September to May the Trevi cinema would (probably) have put on something you'd be interested in... but the season there really ends just about now.

If there's anything going down in June - check this page in about a week from now:

http://www.fondazionecsc.it/ct_events.jsp?IDAREA=16&calFrom=2015-6-01&calTo=2015-6-01&resultFrom=2015-6-01&resultTo=2015-6-30

I wouldn't be too optimistic.

There's Profondo Rosso on Via dei Gracchi (a brisk 10 minute walk from St. Peters) where you'll probably find Luigi Cozzi flogging his wares behind the counter. You may not buy anything, but I remember he was always great to shoot the breeze with for an hour or so.

http://www.profondorossostore.com/en/

If you want to visit some locations - try wading through this thread over at Gentedirispetto (via Pollanet)

http://www.gentedirispetto.com/forum/showthread.php?14520-Locations

A lot of the photos look like they're dead - but the Pollanet links should work.

If it's sleaze you're after - I'd probably say forget it (there isn't anything) - and spend your time visiting the obvious places like the Coliseum, the Vatican Museum... Speaking of which, it's a shame they don't open up the Pope's 'porn bathroom' to the public - so unless you 'service' Pope Francis, you probably won't see it:

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/welltraveled/features/2011/vatican_inside_the_secret_city/vatican_guide_the_pope_s_pornographic_bathroom.html

Hmmm... if you want some vintage posters - check out Poster.it on eBay and send him a message if you want to buy something. You can pick up the posters from his place and (if you speak Italian) you could probably save yourself 3 years of film school just by chatting to him and his wife for about 2 hours - You've never met a nicer guy, believe me. He also has a phenomenal selection of vintage posters, from sleaze to silent cinema.

I don't think there are any DVD shops left? If there are, you need to look for 'Feltrinelli' on Google and find the nearest shop. If you can find one, they're good...but nothing special and I doubt much of their stuff is English friendly (at all) Admittedly, the shops are nowhere near as interesting as the actual guy himself:

"On March 15, 1972, Feltrinelli was found dead at the foot of a pylon of a high-voltage power-line at Segrate, near Milan, apparently killed by his own explosives while on an operation with other GAP members"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giangiacomo_Feltrinelli

Thank you so much for the response!  ;)

That poster place sounds great and luckily I do speak some Italian. Is this the one you are referring to? http://www.ebay.com/usr/postermania-it

I'd heard of the Profondo Rosso shop before, but never knew you could see the one and only Luigi Cozzi there, so I'll be sure the check that out.

As for the Giallo festival: unfortunately I'm only in Rome the 21th of June.. Luckily the same theater is having a Italian Gothic festival shortly afterwards, so I shouldn't be too disappointed.
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« Reply #9 on: 26 May 2015 - 21:21 »

Not quite, the person I'm referring to is 'poster.it' - he's based in Rome.

http://www.ebay.it/usr/posterit?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

Demented - it would be great to meet up! Luckily the Trevi is pretty small so we'll find each other easily. See you there  ::)
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« Reply #10 on: 27 May 2015 - 06:09 »




Demented - it would be great to meet up! Luckily the Trevi is pretty small so we'll find each other easily. See you there  ::)

Say hello to Edwige for me!
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« Reply #11 on: 27 May 2015 - 08:40 »

Incredible city. Cozzi is a wonderful and very accommodating gent

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« Reply #13 on: 17 Jun 2015 - 23:15 »

The schedule for the giallo event.

https://blogs.shu.ac.uk/giallo/programme/?doing_wp_cron=1433188916.0578250885009765625000

So sad I had to miss it! Only in Rome next week. Are there any people here who did go? How was it? The lecture about the critical reception of gialli in the 1970s looked particularly interesting.

Cinema Trevi's gothic horror retrospective is coming up as well. Looks pretty good, I'm sure to attend. What's the atmosphere like in Cinema Trevi? Is it necessary to buy tickets ahead for screenings?

http://www.fondazionecsc.it/events_detail.jsp?IDAREA=16&ID_EVENT=1499&GTEMPLATE=ct_home.jsp
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« Reply #14 on: 18 Jun 2015 - 00:49 »

I ended up going to this - I'll post up a report tomorrow  ::) (just need to get the footage off the camera to get some pics)

Sadly, Edwige did not make it... but Barbara Steele should be at the Gothic horror retrospective towards the end of the month.

The Trevi cinema is small with lots of very friendly staff... totally recommended if you can make it to any of the genre cinema events.

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