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Venice on the Big Screen

It is no surprise that Venice has been the setting for many films. Try and see if you can spot locations shot in some of the following films, some might be harder than others!
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Based on Daphne Du Maurier’s novel, Don’t Look Now reveals a sinister side of Venice. Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland and Hilary Mason star in this psychic thriller. Though the film is a little dated it can still give you the chills!
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Where better for the slick 007 to show off his moves than one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is just a shame James had to blow up one of the palazzos along the Grand Canal! Take the number one vaporetto along the Grand Canal and try and spot which one.
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The Tourist (2006)
One Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie’s latest block busters. Not rated highly by critics, but maybe worth a watch anyway for those shots of Venice.
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Set in sixteenth-century Venice, you never know, after watching Michael Radford’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play, you may just be able to miss a couple of the Venice seminars!
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Yes! I’m not kidding, apparently those canals are deeper than you would think! With such an impressively low score on IMDb this probably worth a watch. Though you may struggle to spot many of Venice’s landmarks as the film was actually filmed in Bulgaria.
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Venice Film Festival 2011

Venice prepares for its 68th film festival which runs from 31 August to 10 September. The Guardian’s Xan Brooks picks his top ten films from this years line-up.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/gallery/2011/aug/16/venice-film-festival-key-films#/?picture=377805001&index=0

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