Cinecittà

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Cinecitta

Large film studio in Rome that is considered the hub of Italian cinema add

Category: Business (999)

Founded in 1937.

Countries: Italy (38%), United States (15%), (15%)

Main connections: Cinema of the United States, Mario Lanfranchi, Federico Fellini

Linked to: BBC, HBO

 

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1937

Mussolini himself inaugurated the studios on April 21st, 1937, which is the alleged anniversary of the founding of Rome add something

 

The studios were founded in 1937 by Benito Mussolini, his son Vittorio, and his head of cinema Luigi Freddi for propaganda purposes, under the slogan "Il cinema è l'arma più forte" add something


1945

Following the war, between 1945 and 1947, the studios of Cinecittà were used as a displaced persons' camp for a period of about two years, following German occupation and a bombing by Allied forces that destroyed parts of the studio add something


1950

In the 1950s, Cinecittà was the filming location for several large American film productions like "Ben-Hur", and became the studio most closely associated with Federico Fellini add something


1960

Mario Lanfranchi - Right at the beginning of the 1960s Cinecittà, as a Hollywood-substitute, had reached its finale


1980

After a period of near-bankruptcy in the 1980s, Cinecittà was privatized by the Italian government add something


1991

It hosted the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest add something


1999

The Dust of Time - In 1999, an American film director of Greek descent named A receives a phone call from his melancholic daughter at the Cinecittà studio


2004

In addition, the BBC/HBO series "Rome" was filmed there from 2004-2007, the show being widely acclaimed for its sets and designs add something


2006

Maria Cebotari - Luckily, someone re-discovered it in the Cinecittà archives in Rome, and it was shown for the first time in Romania in December 2006


2010

Matteo Barzini - The documentary was distributed by Cinecittà Luce and in competition for the David di Donatello 2010/11

 

We Have a Pope (film) - Principal photography started 1 February 2010 and was finished by the end of May 2011 . Studio constructions at the Cinecittà studios in Rome included replicas of the Sala Regia and the Sistine Chapel


2012

In July 2012 another fire damaged Teatro 5, the vast studio where Fellini filmed "La Dolce Vita" and "Satyricon" add something


2014

The studio opened a movie-themed amusement park, Cinecittà World, in July 2014 add something


2015

Zoolander 2 - By February 9, 2015, it was announced filming was set to commence at Rome's Cinecittà studios in the spring of 2015


2016

More recently, Paolo Sorrentino's 2016 series "The Young Pope" was almost entirely shot at Cincecittà, including reconstruction of the interiors of the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica add something