Cat no. 2820

Day Dreams

Running time33:55 Colour Sound 1936-1937 Italy

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A package tour of Italy, including a trip to the island of Capri.


AmateurTNA ProjectTravel / TravelogueWomen's Filmmaking

Film record of a 14-day tour of Italian cities by train, including a day excursion to the island of Capri.

Sequences include shots of sightseeing attractions in Venice, Florence, Rome and Pompeii; street scenes in these cities; encounters with the local population, notably interactions with local children.

Prefaced and concluded by domestic scenes at the Day’s home in Stoke on Trent, the film is a travel record of a trip to Italy in 1936/37. As noted in Laurie Day’s descriptions of the making of the film, the film’s narrative was inspired by the song 'Isle of Capri'. The travelogue contains humorous incidents involving Stuart and Laurie Day, culminating with the aborted assignation on Capri.

Featured People:

Stuart Day Laurie Day [unidentified guide, Rome] [unidentified woman, Capri] [unidentified man, Capri]

Featured Buildings:

The garden at the Day home, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice Campanile, Venice The Rialto Bridge, Venice St Mark’s Square, Venice St Mark’s Basilica [Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark, Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco, Chiesa d'Oro], Venice The Bridge of Sighs Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute Tower of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence Ponte Santa Trìnita [Holy Trinity Bridge], Florence Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Florence Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore [Il Duomo di Firenze, Florence Cathedral], Florence Piazza della Signoria, Florence Leaning Tower, Pisa Dome of Pisa Cathedral Dome of the Baptistry of St. John, Pisa Piazza San Pietro [Forum Sancti Petri, St Peter’s Square], Vatican City St Peter’s Square Colonnades, Vatican City Basilica, St Peter’s Square, Vatican City Musei Vaticani [Vatican Museum], Vatican City Cimitero Acattolico [Cimitero dei protestanti, Cimitero degli Inglesi, The Englishmen’s Cemetery], Rome Piazza del Popolo, Rome Piazza Venezia, Rome Palazzo di Venezia, Rome The Forum, Rome Gate, Colosseum, Rome Colosseum, Rome [unidentified Abbey ruins], Wales Mount Vesuvius San Michele [home of Dr Axel Munthe], Capri

Laurie Day; Stuart Day

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