Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Winterbottom Trips


I took a trip arm-chair traveling with binge watching this series that ties in road trips, foodie experiences and books.

The Trip (2010)
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
Comedy, Drama, Travel, North England | imdb | my rating: 4

Steve is asked to review restaurants for the UK's Observer who is joined on a working road trip by his friend Rob who fills in at the last minute when Coogan's romantic relationship falls apart.

Places:
Yorkshire Dales, Trough of Bowland and The Lake District

The Inn at Whitewell
L'Enclume
Holbeck Ghyll Country House
Yorke Arms
The Angel Inn
Hipping Hall
Bolton Abbey
Dove Cottage

Book/author mentioned:
Wadsworth
Coleridge

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Trip to Italy (2014)
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
Comedy, Drama, Travel, Italy | imdb | my rating: 4

Two men, six meals in six different places on a road trip around Italy.

Places:
Liguria
Tuscany
Rome
Amalfi
Capri

Book/author mentioned:
Byron
Shelley
Cassanova

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Trip to Spain (2017)
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
Comedy, Drama, Travel, Spain | imdb | my rating: 4

Actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a six-part episodic road trip through Europe. This time they're in Spain, sampling the restaurants, eateries, and sights along the way.

Places:
Cantabria & Basque
Navarra & Aragon
Rioja
Guadalajara
Castilla La Mancha
Andalucia
Morocco

Book/author mentioned:
Don Quixote
As I Walked Out One Midsmmmer Morning by Laurie Lee

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Trip to Greece (2020)
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
Comedy, Drama, Travel, Greece | imdb | my rating: 4

Actors Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan travel from Troy to Ithaca following in the footsteps of the Odysseus.

Places:
Turkey
Lesvos
Kavala
Halkidiki
Damouchari
Pinakates
Piraeus
Athens
Hydra
Limeni
Ithaca

Book/author mentioned:
Odyssey
Harry Stottle - poetry
Byron
Sappho
Aristotle

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* image source header: Trip to Greece

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