City Films

If you can't afford a proper Roman holiday this summer, I recommend imaginary travel by way of these fine city films:

Woody Allen's Manhattan gives the big apple a glorious black & white treatment.

Watch the film's funny, sublime opening sequence here.

Visit the Trevi Fountain Fellini-style in La Dolce Vita, or tour Roma by moped with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday.

 Amelie  and The Truth About Charlie offer modern romps through gay or gritty Paris. 

Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire stages a circus-trippy Berlin.

Get lost in Tokyo as Bill Murray and Scarlett Johannsen do in Lost In Translation.

Or feel In The Mood For Love in Wong kar-Wai's Hong Kong.

Celebrate strange love in the San Fransciso Bay area in Hitchcock's Vertigo 

and Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude.