Dialogues: Basilio Franchina, Sheldon Reynolds – Narration: Sophia Loren - Photography: Roberto Girardi - Costumes: Marc Bohan of Christian Dior - Still Photographer: Tazio Secchiaroli - Music Composer: John Barry - Producers: Philip D'Antoni and Norman Baer.
Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni.
1. Secrets of Rome - 2. Ballet - 3. Sophia (small orchestra) - 4. Marcello - 5. Secrets of Rome (small orchestra) - 6. Arm in Arm - 7. Secrets of Rome - (sung by Sophia Loren) - 8. Sophia - 9. Arm in Arm (small orchestra) -
10. Agressors - 11. Marcello - 12. Secrets of Rome (waltz)
Sophia's apartment on Piazza Campidoglio
Marcello Mastroianni's house on via Appia
Roman ruins (Forum, Colisseum, Trojan's Column, Arch of Constantine)
Filming dates: June 24 - July 1964
success of the
1963 ABC TV documentary Elizabeth Taylor in London, producers Philip
and Norman Baer decided to repeat the formula with Italian actress
Loren. The result was Sophia Loren in Rome, a television
Loren gives the viewer a guided tour of Rome taking in such locales as
Trevi fountain, the Colosseum, the narrow streets of the city and the
surrounding countryside where she is accompanied by fellow Italian film
Marcello Mastroianni. For the Sophia Loren in Rome soundtrack,
Barry was once again asked to compose the score, but Loren was somewhat
about having an Englishman capture the true essense of her beloved
spending several days in the Italian capital, Barry returned to London
composed and recorded one track - The Secrets of Rome. The track was
played to Loren without actually telling her who had written the music.
Needless to say, she loved it, adding that "he must have Italian blood
receives $100,000 for her participation in the documentary.
QUOTES AND REVIEWS
stunning actress was a charming and vivacious guide in an
excellent documentary on the many moods and faces of the Italian
have glamour and reporting been so felicitously blended, although the
really had to be seen in color to be fully appreciated."
to present Miss Loren in anything but color should be clearly
Sophia Loren in
give us any credit for this show. If it's a success it's all
due to that dame Sophia. She is marvelous."