Roman Holiday 09: Wild Vespa Chase! (continued)

     

Click the page title above to map these locations. Click a picture below to map that location, if known.

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09-04-1

Movie Location and Filming Location:
Piazza del Viminale

View to: Southeast

Object or Scene: "On their left Via del Viminal, on their right (not seen) the Internal Affair Ministery. Just in front of them Via Agostino De Pretis, leading to Santa Maria Maggiore church."

Courtesy Diego and Giorgio

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09-04-2

Same

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09-05-1

Movie Location and Filming Location:
Piazza del Gesu

View to: East

Object or Scene: The facade of Il Gesu. Extreme left: via del Plebiscito.

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09-05-2

Same

View to: East

Object or Scene: The facade of Il Gesu. Extreme left: via del Plebiscito.

Two blocks west of the start of The Chase.

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09-06

Movie Location and Filming Location:
Piazza del Gesu

View to: South

Object or Scene: Irving is following. On the left, entrance to via Aracoeli.

Diego confirms the location.

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09-07

Movie Location and Filming Location:
Piazza Borghese

View to: West

Object or Scene: "Print and old books market in Piazza Borghese."

With your back to the Palazzo Borghese. The market is still held every day except Sunday, 10:00 to 4:00.

—Courtesy Roberto Piperno.

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09-08

Movie Location and Filming Location:
Piazza della Chiesa Nuova

View to: Southeast

Object or Scene: Street

Roberto Piperno comes through again. "eastern side of Piazza della Chiesa Nuova; the large street is Corso Vittorio Emanuele."

In other words, the building in shadow, upper right, is across the Corso VE from the piazza.

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09-09

Movie Location and Filming Location:
via Monte della Farina and piazza Benedetto Cairoli

View to: North

Object or Scene: Corner of S. Carlo ai Catinari.

--Courtesy Roberto Piperno

Irving gets in trouble here and has to stop.

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09-10-1

Movie Location and Filming Location:
Largo di Torre Argentina

View to: South

Object or Scene: Street

Looks like they've come out of the little street to the left. The sign on the island says "Piazza Venezia."

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09-10-2

Same

The camera is panning.

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09-10-3(x)

Movie Location: Largo di Torre Argentina

Filming Location: Piazza San Marco

View to: North

Object or Scene: On the right, the rioni fountain of Pigna.

Cut in.

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09-10-4

Movie Location and Filming Location:
Largo di Torre Argentina

View to: South

Object or Scene: Street

The wall visible in 09-09-4 is round cornered. This is confusing, because the camera angle is south. We're accustomed to looking at maps and views from the south to the north. The only round corners on L. Argentina are on the north side. Once again the Chase makes no geographic sense.

They have come east on Corso V. Emanuele (from the left in this view) into the Largo Torre Argentina.

Look again at the sign in 09-01 and 02. It points either toward us, or to the left. Difficult to tell. But, if the view were from south to north on via Florida, the sign would surely point to the right (east) to direct you east on v. Florida and then v. di San Marco, Or, it might point away (north), directing you north on v. Torre Argentino and then east on C. V. E. and v. Plebiscito. I know it's kind of foolish to expect street signs in Rome to be truly accurate. But with the round corners and the sign, I'm sure the northern side is the correct one.

 

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09-11-1

Movie Location aand Filming Location:
Piazza Venezia; via del Teatro di Marcello

View to: East

Object or Scene: Brick structure on right is Roaman insula. Whole background, Vittorio Emanuele II monument.

Maps differ on the name of the street area just on the west of the Vittorio Emanuele II. But we all know where this is.

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09-11-2

Movie Location and Filming Location:
via del Teatro di Marcello

View to: Southeast

Object or Scene: Looking up the Cordonata at the Campidoglio.

Notice the lion that isn't yet a fountain, as they are today.

And we're mostly back to the beginning of the Vespa ride! And at the end of the Wild Chase.

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09-12-1

Movie Location: Palazzo della Pantanella,

Piazza della Bocca della VeritÓ

(See below)

Filming Location: Palazzo della Consulta,

Piazza del Quirinale.

Rapporto Giornaliero di Lavorazione
(Daily Operations Report)
Luogo (Shooting on):
Externo (Location) (X)
Data (Date):
Tuesday, 12 August [195]2
Descrizione (Description):
[blank]
LocalitÓ (Location):
INT. POLICE STATION
Piazza Quirinale
(Palazzo della Consulta)
INTERPRETI (CAST):
G. Peck W
A. Hepburn W
E. Albert
Carlo Rizzo SWF
Aquilino SWF
MASSE (Extras Used):
3 Standins, 6 Pedestrians
Diversi con buono giornaliero
(Miscellaneous on daily check):
18 Pedestrians

Research needed. Who was "Aquilino"? AFI does not list her or him.

extra

"Dear Mr Edgett,

"9-12-1 it is definitely Palazzo della Consulta. Outside the window one can see the statues and the obelisk of Piazza del Quirinale.

"Sincerely

"Roberto Piperno"

Indeed, especially in this closeup, one can see the back of a human figure to the left of Gregory Peck's head, and the silhouette of a rearing horse over his shoulder.

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09-12-2

Movie Location: Palazzo della Pantanella,

Piazza della Bocca della VeritÓ

(See below)

Filming Location: Palazzo della Consulta,

Piazza del Quirinale

Most of the complainants are seen in previous scenes. Could Aquilino (who appeared only in this interior sequence) be the uniformed man in front?

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09-13

Movie Location and Filming Location:
Palazzo della Pantanella,
Piazza della Bocca della VeritÓ

Rapporto Giornaliero di Lavorazione
(Daily Operations Report)
Luogo (Shooting on):
Externo (Location) (X)
Data (Date):
Thursday, 4 Sept. [195]2
Descrizione (Description):
[blank]
LocalitÓ (Location):
INT./EXT. POLICE STATION, Piazza Bocca della VeritÓ
CHURCH PORCH, Santa Maria in Cosmedin
INTERPRETI (CAST):
G. Peck W
A. Hepburn W
E. Albert W
MASSE (Extras Used):
3 Standins, 8 Policemen, 2 Priests, 2 Nuns, 2 soldiers, 4 Capi gruppo, 4 Pedestrians
Diversi con buono giornaliero
(Miscellaneous on daily check):
2 Motorscooters, 28 Pedestrians

According to www.italycyberguide.com, the Palazzo della Pantanella "was built in 1878-1881 as a seat of the Societa' dei Molini e Pastificio Pantanella (Society of Mills and Bread-making Pantanella). It was an appropriate site for an organization like this one because of close position to the water mills placed on Tiber and industrial zone of Circus Maximus. In 1939-1952 the palace housed just instituted 'Museo di Roma,' later transferred to Palazzo Braschi. At present [circa 2007] it is occupied by communal offices (Department of Food Supplies and Markets), and a laboratory of scenography of the Opera Theatre. Beneath the palace, close to the angle of Via dei Cerchi and Via dell'Ara Massima di Ercole, should have been the circular temple Tempio di Ercole, from which the famous "Mouth of Truth" was taken and placed in S. Maria in Cosmedin." Never heard that last bit before. Sounds like folklore.

 

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09-14

Movie Location and Filming Location: Bocca della VeritÓ at Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Piazza della Bocca della VeritÓ

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