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  1. Viva Zapatero! (2006)

    Director
    Sabina Guzzanti
    Subject
    Media studies; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 80 minutes), £9.99

    Sabina Guzzanti’s documentary deals with her own ill-fated television show, RAIot, which aired on RAI, the Italian public television service. The show featured comedy sketches in which Guzzanti, a...

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  2. Francesco’s Venice (2006)

    Subject
    Geography; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 240 minutes), £19.99

    Documentary series telling the story of the birth of Venice. How a city of palaces, gold and jewels, art and treasures arose out of the swamp of a malaria-ridden lagoon. Presented by Francesco da Mosto.

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  3. Francesco’s Shakespeare (2006)

    aka: Shakespeare in Italy

    Subject
    Drama; Geography; Shakespeare
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 240 minutes), £20.42

    Nowhere fired Shakespeare’s Imagination quite like Italy. But as Francesco Da Mosto argues in this new two part series, Italian cities meant far more to our greatest author than just a sunlit setting....

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  4. Leopard, The (2004)

    Subject
    History; Italian studies; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale Hire, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 188 minutes), £19.99 (sale)

    A restored, original version of Visconti’s adaptation of the novel by Guiseppe di Lampedusa, set in 1860-62 during the period of Italian unification. It tells the story of an aristocratic Sicilian family...

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  5. Leonardo/The Divine Michelangelo (2004)

    Subject
    Art; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 300 minutes), £19.99

    A 3-part BBC series on the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci combined on one DVD with a two-part docudrama on the life of Michelangelo.

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  6. Canterbury Tales, The (2001)

    Director
    Pier Paolo Pasolini
    Subject
    English language and literature; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 107 minutes), £14.99

    Pasolini takes the role of Chaucer in a vivid and grotesque adaptation of some of Chaucer’s bawdy tales. The dual format Blu-Ray edition includes an alternative English-language version presented with...

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  7. Two ‘Condottieri’ Courts: Mantua and Urbino (2001)

    Subject
    Architecture; History
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 60 minutes), £85.00

    Architecture and visual display were used by Renaissance princes across Europe to express their power, virtue, wealth and civilisation. In Mantua, the Gonzaga family grew wealthy by hiring themselves as...

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  8. Italy (2000 Video)

    Subject
    Geography
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 100 minutes), £19.99

    Originally broadcast as 5 separate 20-minute programmes examining Italy’s new geographica trends - globalisation and ide-industrialisation and Italy’s position in the EU. The programmes span the crucial...

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  9. Church and Mosque: Religious Architecture in Venice and Istanbul (1999 Video)

    Subject
    Architecture
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min., 2000 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Examines the works of architects Palladio and Sinan. Contemporaries living in rival cities, the two are often credited as the fathers of two very different types of architecture - Western and Islamic. Looks...

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  10. Renaissance Florence: The Art of the 1470s (1999 Video)

    Director
    Carol Hambledon; Marcus Latham
    Subject
    Art
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 26 min., 2000 sale: £10.00 (inclusive)

    Examines the decade beginning around 1470, when the city of Florence became the artistic capital of Europe with outstanding works being produced in a variety of media. Evokes the atmosphere of Florence at...

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