Room with a View, A

Date: 1985
Director: James Ivory
Production Company: Goldcrest

Stars: Helena Bonham-Carter, Julian Sands, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Denholm Elliot, Simon Callow, Daniel Day-Lewis, Rupert Graves
Location(s): Firenze and Fiesole, Italy. East Sussex, London, Chiddingstone & Ide Hill & Brasted Chart, Kent.

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Chaperoned girl meets young man in Florence which begins to upset her engagement plans back home in England. SJ

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Not much of a view. From (the) room 22 at the (then) Quisisana e Ponte Vecchio, now the Hotel degli Orafi, Lungarno degli Archibusieri 4, Florence, with thanks for information from Tony Reeves.

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Sent in by the quasi-anonymous ER who managed to make it to the front door but was denied entry to the already occupied room. So here is the entrance to for at least a good try.

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The improved view. Room 414 can now be booked. Bet it'll cost.

Dench and Smith

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Nailed by ER.

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A double dose of dames: Dench and Smith.

The Piazza Santissima Annunziata di Firenze

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Good match. ER

Bonham-Carter at Church of San Croce

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Confirmed by ER

The interior.

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ER again.

Dante's monument.

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And again. ER

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Smith and Dench slightly lost down an alleyway

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Baedecker to the rescue.

The south-easternmost corner of the Piazza della Signoria

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Today. ER

Sands with Bonham-Carter in his arms.

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Same corner. ER

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Bonham-Carter recovers from witnessing the knife attack.

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Think I may have grabbed this in error but it's quite a nice shot. Between the Ponte San Niccolo and the Ponte alle Grazie.

Sands and Bonham-Carter looking over the Arno.

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Confirmed as Piazzale degli Uffizi in Firenze. (PW)

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In the countryside of Tuscany for the picnic.

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Sands at the front of the "picnic" house in Tuscany.

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Foxwold House, Brasted Chart, Kent

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Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Kent with thanks to Tony Reeves for the last two identifications.

St Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, West Kent

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Now. SJ

Callow at St Mary's porch, Chiddingstone

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No change. SJ

Looking north up Chiddingstone.

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Church to left, pub and store to right. SJ

Bonham-Carter and Day-Lewis.

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The Castle Inn, Chiddingstone. SJ

A close-up in Chiddingstone.

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Just up from the Castle Inn. SJ

Bonahm-Carter, Day-Lewis and Callow

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The store and pub opposite St Mary's church. SJ

Further up the road.

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Fence replaced by edge. SJ

18 Stafford Terrace, London W8, also seen in Maurice.

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Now. SJ

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A closer shot of Foxwold.

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The water hole, where Graves, Callow and Sands frolic, dug especially in the garden of Foxwold.

A station, possibly on the Bluebell line.

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Confirmed as Horsted Keynes on the Bluebell Railway by James Holmes who provided this picture.

Sands and Elliott's house, Chiddingstone Village Hall.

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Now. SJ

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Back in London.

Back to Chiddingstone.

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Now. SJ

A close-up in Chiddingstone.

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The local store, seen earlier. SJ