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Film Routes in Basilicata

Authors: Delio Colangelo
Published in: Netcom, Networks and Communications Studies
Date: 2018


A classical definition of landscape is “nature perceived through a culture”. On the “historicity” of the landscape, some authors have underlined the cinema’s capacity to register the transformations of the territory and, at the same time, to direct the gaze on it. Since the end of the Second World War, the Basilicata region has been a film location; more than forty full-length movies have been shot in Basilicata. Most of them, from The Gospel According to St. Matthew by Pier Paolo Pasolini to Christ stopped at Eboli by Francesco Rosi, have shown the poverty and the backwardness of Basilicata, inspired by the works of some authors such as Carlo Levi and Ernesto De Martino. In recent years, Basilicata has been the location of some worldwide box office hits: The Passion, Ben Hur, Wonder Woman. The paper presents a project of film routes, developed by the Basilicata Region, FEEM, Gal Bradanica, and Osservatorio del Cineturismo.

Film Routes in Basilicata

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