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Favorite Travel Movies?
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Does anyone have any favorite books or movies of travel that they could suggest to me?
 
I’m currently reading “The wrong way home” by Peter Moore, and thoroughly enjoy it.

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Some favorites:
L’Auberge Espanol (Paris,Spain-student life, Romain Duris, Audrey Tatou, Kelly Reilly)
Russian Dolls (students grow up: Paris, London, St Petersburg, Romain Duris, Kelly Reilly)
Barcelona (expatriates-charming with hints of irony)
A Room with a View (British expats in Italy)
Endless Summer (around the world with a surfboard)
Talented Mr Ripley (a Matt Damon/Jude Law/Gwynneth Paltrow thriller on the Amalfi coast)
Chocolat (Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche in rural France)
Hideous Kinky (London to Morocco in the 60’s)
Midnight Express (what NOT to do in Turkey, true story)
Before Sunrise #1 and #2(Before Sunset) Vienna and Paris (Julie Delphy and Ethan Hawke)
Only You (Italy, Robert Downey)
Local Hero (Scotland, quirky story of Big Oil meeting small coastal Scottish village)
The Sheltering Sky (Algeria,Morocco, John Malkovich)
Goodbye Lenin (East Berlin after the Wall has come down)

There are other, darker movies, I picked the ones that are either easy-going or not too dark, though a couple (Ripley and Midnight Express) are a fairly intense.

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BooksFrownFiction where noted, otherwise nonfiction)

Kingdom By The Sea (England)
Hotel Honolulu          both by Paul Theroux (fiction)

Italian Neighbors – Tim Parks

After Hanniba
l – Barry Unsworth (Umbria, Italy, fiction)

Long Way Round
– (Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman—this is also a very good movie, the boys take motorcycles from London to New York—the long way ‘round.)

that’s all I can think of right now

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Midnight Express (what NOT to do in Turkey, true story)

 
That’s one of my all the time fave movies. I highly reccomend it
 
I was going to suggest Eurotrip, lol. [&o][]
 
I don’t know what you mean with “travel movies” though….
 

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‘Eurotrip’ for sure, when I flew to the states last year, watched it going over and coming back and just laughed the whole way through, it bought back memories
I do not suggest ‘Hostel’
I throughly enjoyed ‘The Long Way Round’, just finished screening on the Documentary channel
 

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heh
“Eurotrip” received its share of criticism but I thought it was pretty funny.[Smile]
Scotty doesn’t know..

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Have to agree with Eurotrip (a guilty pleasure of sorts) – not the most thought provoking movie, but fun nonetheless! Funny fact – most of the movie was filmed in Prague (ie. scenes of “Paris”, “Venice” and “Amsterdam”).

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Oh, scusi, mi scusi.

A lot of stuff is filmed in Prague because it’s so much less expensive.

And does “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” count as a travel movie.

Eat the food, use the wrong verbs, and end up getting charged double.

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“Eurotrip” is pretty good.  And even though I know it’s only a joke in the movie, i’m really looking forward to seeing Bratislava for myself this August.[]

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Oh, scuzi, mi scuzi.

 
AHAHAHAHAHAHA! [] That guy was awesome! (it’s “scusi”, btw) [:’(][]

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I’m a huge fan of Eurotrip.  That had me rolling the entire time.  The robot fight sequence is unparalleled.  The one movie I caught on HBO the other day with Anthony Edwards (of ER fame) was pretty good, called “The Sure Thing”, where he (a college student) plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman.  Pretty entertaining.

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I bought it last time (Eurotrip).
 
Mostly if you have David Hasselhoff singing “Du” on it.

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Oh, scuzi, mi scuzi.


AHAHAHAHAHAHA! [] That guy was awesome! (it’s “scusi”, btw) [:’(][]


Thanks.  Maybe that’s why google couldn’t translate it for me.  (I copied from IMDB.com  All corrected.)

Eat the food, use the wrong verbs, and end up getting charged double.

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i liked Peter Moore’s Vroom with a View.  Also like Rule No. 5 by another Aussie writer….Brian Thacker. enjoy.

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Round Ireland With a Fridge, by Tony Hawks. A very entertaining read.