Location/Culture Reports

Culture Report Rome and Greece


Movies that have been filmed in Rome include The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Agony and the Ecstasy, The Barefoot Contessa, Ben Hur, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Bourne Identity, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Caligula, Catch-22, Cleopatra, La Dolce Vita, The English Patient, Gangs of New York, The Godfather Part III, The Golden Bowl, The Last Emperor, A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999), The Name of the Rose, Nurse Betty, Ocean's Twelve, The Quiet American (1958), Roman Holiday, Romeo and Juliet (1968) and Van Helsing.

Books written about Rome include Rome: Biography of a City, Christopher Hibbert; Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon; Diane Seed's Rome for All Seasons, Diane Seed; I, Claudius and Claudius the God, Robert Graves; Aenid, Virgil; The Women of Rome, Alberto Moravia; A Traveller in Rome, H.V. Morton; City of the Soul, A Walk in Rome, William Murray; When in Rome, Ngaio Marsh; The Agony and the Ecstasy, Irving Stone; A Long Finish, An Aurelio Zen Mystery, Michael Dibdin; Italian Hours, Henry James; The Etruscan, Mika Waltari; In the Company of the Courtesan, Sarah Dunant and Casa Rossa, Francesca Marciano.


Movies filmed in Greece include Captain Corelli's Mandolin, For Your Eyes Only, Indian Summer, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Shirley Valentine and The Tempest.

Books written about Greece include Dinner with Persephone, Patricia Storace; The Mule's Foal, Fotini Epanomitis; Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres; Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis; The Odyssey and the Iliad, Homer; Eleni, Nicholas Gage; The Song of the Kings, Barry Unsworth; The Persian Boy and The Last of the Wine, Mary Renault; and Apartment in Athens, Glenway Wescott.