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Villa Borghese goes New Jersey

5 Apr
I traverse Villa Borghese almost every night on my way home from work. In fact I traverse it almost every morning too. It’s a very nice commute.  Last night, in the  pleasant light of the 6 o’clock hour, I happened upon an odd scene: two old cars and a group of strangely dressed people milling about.  Cars are not allowed in this part of the park, and these were clearly 60’s era and not in good shape. The people were dressed in a style befitting conservative working-class Americans of the era: purses, hairdos, men’s jackets all reflective of my childhood. As I approached it became clear I had happened upon a movie set, not uncommon around Rome. I passed the scene then turned to look back for a photo op and this is what I saw:
Where the heck are we?

Where the heck are we?

I have no idea what movie is being filmed.  I think the scene is supposed to look like a couple of cars have broken down or had an incident in the New Jersey woods. Perhaps one of my Italy-based readers can tell me what movie it might be.
Actors - note the hairstyle of the guy on the right. I wish I'd gotten a shot of the women: headscarves, handbags and up-dos.

Actors – note the hairstyle of the guy on the right, I wish I’d gotten a shot of the women: headscarves, handbags and up-dos.

Distant shot of the set

Distant shot of the set

One of the vintage cars on the set in Villa Borghese.

One of the vintage cars on the set in Villa Borghese.

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4 Responses to “Villa Borghese goes New Jersey”

  1. gooddayrome April 5, 2014 at 17:36 #

    Hey Sharon, I of course thought of you immediately! I’ll keep trying to find out what movie. It’s probably in Italian, though.

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  2. Sharon April 5, 2014 at 16:46 #

    Jersey Girl here! How cool is that….maybe a remake of the Godfather???
    Go Jersey whooo whooo whooo whooo.
    BTW, Christie hired is own personal attorneys to investigate his involvement in bridgegate….I was SHOCKED that they found Christie completely innocent of the incident. LOL.
    PS if you find out what movie it is, please let me know.
    PPS LOVE Villa Borghese! I am so jealous that you get to stroll/commute through there every day! You are living the dream, Laurel!!

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  3. gooddayrome April 5, 2014 at 15:33 #

    Brilliant Christine!

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  4. Christine April 5, 2014 at 15:31 #

    Are you sure Gov. Chris “I was totally blindsided” Christie wasn’t directing? Sorry, I couldn’t resist–once a Jersey girl, always a Jersey girl I guess!

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