Europe

Berlinale – One of the most famous film festivals in Europe opens in Berlin

Oscar Martay, a film officer of the Information Service Branch of the American High Commissioner for Germany stationed in Berlin, proposed the idea of a film festival

Metropolis – The famous alternative silent film is being shot in Babelsberg

A 1927 German expressionist science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. Written by Thea von Harbou in collaboration with Lang, it stars Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel, Rudolf

Jules Verne – The “Father of Science Fiction” dies in Amiens

A French novelist, poet, and playwright. Verne is generally considered a major literary author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence

Filmstaden – The Sweden’s Hollywood in Råsunda

This marvelous ”Film City” was once one of the most modern film studios in Europe. It was built in 1920 on the basis of designs by Swedish

Deep Purple – The great psychedelic rock band recorded “Smoke on the Water” in Montreux

On December 4, 1971, Deep Purple was in the Swiss seaside town to record the Machine Head album using a mobile recording studio, rented by the Rolling

Jean-Paul Belmondo – The important figure of European cinema studied acting in Paris

A French actor, initially associated with the New Wave of the 1960s and a major French film star for several decades. His best known credits include Breathless

Peter Sellers – One of the greatest comedians of all time makes his debut in Portsmouth

An English film actor, comedian, became known to the world public through his many roles, including Chief Inspector Clouseau in the movie series The Pink Panther. Peter

Graham Greene – The birthplace of the famous author in Berkhamsted

An English writer and journalist regarded by many as one of the leading English novelists of the 20th century. Greene acquired a reputation early in his lifetime

Divorzio all’italiana – The Italian style divorce in Ispica

A 1961 Italian drama-comedy film directed by Pietro Germi. The screenplay is by Germi, Ennio De Concini, Alfredo Giannetti, and Agenore Incrocci, based on Giovanni Arpino’s novel

The Clash – The famous punk rock band recorded “London calling” in London

A song by the British band that was released as a single from the band ‘s 1979 double album of the same name. The song was written

Manic Street Preachers – The birthplace of the great alternative rock band in Blackwood

A Welsh rock band formed in 1986 at Oakdale Comprehensive School, Blackwood, South Wales, which all the band members attended. The band consists of cousins James Dean

Mamma Roma – The neighborhood of a new life in Rome

A 1962 Italian drama film and the second film by Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini. Starring, Anna Magani (Mamma Roma), Ettore Garofolo (Ettore), Franco Citi (Carmine),

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