• Short Summary

    A SQUADRON OF TANKS INVADED ROME'S PIAZZA NAVONA LAST THURSDAY (JUNE 5) IN A HOLLYWOOD-STYLE PEACEFUL INVASION.

  • Description

    A SQUADRON OF TANKS INVADED ROME'S PIAZZA NAVONA LAST THURSDAY (JUNE 5) IN A HOLLYWOOD-STYLE PEACEFUL INVASION. THE PIAZZA WAS CONVERTED INTO A HUGE OUTDOOR MOVIE SET FOR THE FILMING OF THE MOVIE "CATCH-22".

    THE FILM OF THE BEST-SELLING NOVEL BY JOSEPH HELLER, IS BEING DIRECTED BY WELL-KNOWN AMERICAN SCREEN DIRECTOR, MIKE NICHOLAS. THE STORY CONCERNS A SMALL GROUP OF FLYERS ON A TIGHT LITTLE ISLAND COMMUNITY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN IN 1944.

    ALMOST ALL ARE A LITTLE CRAZY. ONE GETS BLOWN TO PIECES, ANOTHER COOLY FLIES HIMSELF INTO A MOUNTAIN. ONE IS CHOPPED IN HALF BY A PASSING FRIEND, A FIFTH JUST DISAPPEARS. IN ALL, IT IS A MIXTURE OF ADMINISTRATIVE MAYHEM IN THE GRAND SCALE.....AND PRIVATE PERVERSITY. THEY SPEND THEIR LEAVE IN A VARIETY OF WAYS IN ROME.

    THE FILM STARS ALAN ARKIN, ANTHONY PERKINS, BOB NEWHART AND ORSON WELLES. A NUMBER OF ITALIAN ACTORS AND ACTRESSES WERE USED DURING THE FILMING IN ROME -- AMONG THEM OLIMPIA CARLISI.

    "CATCH-22" HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE BEST AMERICAN NOVEL TO COME OUT OF WORLD WAR II .... THE BEST AMERICA NOVEL FOR YEARS. NICHOLAS AND HIS TEAM, ARE NOW ENTERING THE FINAL STAGES OF SIX MONTHS SHOOTING WITH ONLY THREE WEEKS FINAL SHOOTING OF INTERIORS IN HOLLYWOOD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8VQ18LCYM4Z57Y3B81DKC6XWX
    Media URN:
    VLVA8VQ18LCYM4Z57Y3B81DKC6XWX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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