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oberost Jan 3rd, 2006 06:53 AM

"Casanova"
 
Has anyone seen the movie?????

Statia Jan 3rd, 2006 06:55 AM

Not yet, but I'm dying to. :)

Eloise Jan 3rd, 2006 07:06 AM

The reviews that I've seen have praised the "digitally enhanced" (you can't have plastic chairs in 18th-century Piazza San Marco, obviously...) views of Venice and panned the plot and the characters.

macanimals Jan 3rd, 2006 08:00 AM

Haven't seen the movie but "visited" the set in the Fall of 2004 during our visit to Venice and San Marco Piazza. Everytime we see the trailers, we remark how we "met" the pig during a break in the action along with loads of actors in period piece costumes. Great fun. Paul

TorontoSteven Jan 3rd, 2006 08:45 AM

The story isn't very good, but the images of Venice in 1753 are interesting.

SeaUrchin Jan 3rd, 2006 08:57 AM

I watched the DVD of Fellini's Casanova the other night, either that or I was having a fever dream.

Try watching that one! Most entertaining.

bardo1 Jan 3rd, 2006 09:04 AM

I liked it. It only attempts to provide some light entertainment and succeeds in that modest goal just fine. It could have shown a LOT more sex, though, considering the story.



eliztrav Jan 3rd, 2006 10:36 AM

There's a feature on it in today's New York Times on-line. You have to register to read it, but it's free.

Shalott Jan 3rd, 2006 10:44 AM

I want to see it for Venice, and also because I was blown away by Heath Ledger's acting in Brokeback Mountain (never saw him before that I recall), and want to see him try a historical and comedic romance.

Dayle Jan 3rd, 2006 04:45 PM

If you want to see great Venice scenery, period costumes and a pretty good story too - get a copy of "Dangerous Beauty". It came out a few years ago.

Ciao

marthag Jan 3rd, 2006 05:03 PM

I went with a friend who had just returned from, and is now in love with, Venice. We both went wanting to like the movie and we did. It is a visual feast and a good farce. I've never been to Venice, but it is now on my wish list. I think this movie is a fun way to have 2 hours of escapism and a bunch of laughs. Frothy,but worth the time.

AnneO Jan 3rd, 2006 08:15 PM

Haven't seen it yet, but was in Venice when they were filming it...have to try to get there (to the movie, that is!) this weekend!

Anne

mclaurie Jan 6th, 2006 05:39 PM

Lots of good fun and oh, what a feast for the eyes. =D>

bellastarr Jan 9th, 2006 02:36 AM

Went to see Casanova last night and of course loved the wonderful Venice setting. Although the story was a bit too precious, I thought the character roles done by Oliver Platt and Jeremy Irons as Bishop Pucci were just really priceless!


gambader Jan 9th, 2006 04:46 AM

I loved it because of the scenery and also because the story has enough action without delving too much into violence or injustice. I find both hard to take in movies where I like to escape. Most U.S. movies that don't have violence or injustice are unbearably insipid, but this one has more charm.

So if you don't mind light movie fare with beautiful people and beautiful views, it's a nice way to spend two hours.

JeffreyJ Jan 9th, 2006 06:41 AM

Saw it last night. Silly, inconsequential but entertaining.

Therese Jan 9th, 2006 06:46 AM

I liked it: charming, reasonably well-written and acted, great scenery. Nothing profound, but then sometimes that's what a person wants in a movie.

degas Jan 9th, 2006 06:48 AM

Saw it last night and liked it. Fast paced with lots of fun and wonderful views.

travlsolo2 Jan 9th, 2006 10:44 AM

I agree with Dayle -- "Dangerous Beauty" was a very good film; got it at our local library.

caf Jan 9th, 2006 11:08 AM

I'll give a third vote to "Dangerous Beauty" for great Venice shots, but I haven't seen Casanova yet.


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