"Casanova"

Jan 3rd, 2006, 06:53 AM
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"Casanova"

Has anyone seen the movie?????
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 06:55 AM
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Not yet, but I'm dying to.
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 07:06 AM
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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.
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 08:00 AM
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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
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 08:45 AM
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The story isn't very good, but the images of Venice in 1753 are interesting.
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 08:57 AM
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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.
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 09:04 AM
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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.


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Jan 3rd, 2006, 10:36 AM
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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.
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 10:44 AM
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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.
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 04:45 PM
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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.

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Jan 3rd, 2006, 05:03 PM
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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.
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 08:15 PM
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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!

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Jan 6th, 2006, 05:39 PM
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Lots of good fun and oh, what a feast for the eyes. =D>
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Jan 9th, 2006, 02:36 AM
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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!

 
Jan 9th, 2006, 04:46 AM
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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.
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Jan 9th, 2006, 06:41 AM
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Saw it last night. Silly, inconsequential but entertaining.
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Jan 9th, 2006, 06:46 AM
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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.
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Jan 9th, 2006, 06:48 AM
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Saw it last night and liked it. Fast paced with lots of fun and wonderful views.
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Jan 9th, 2006, 10:44 AM
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I agree with Dayle -- "Dangerous Beauty" was a very good film; got it at our local library.
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Jan 9th, 2006, 11:08 AM
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I'll give a third vote to "Dangerous Beauty" for great Venice shots, but I haven't seen Casanova yet.
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