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Casanova’s Last Love?

Well, technically that’s probably not true. But this film, Casanova, Last Love, capitalizes on C’s encounter with La Charpillon, the woman who spurned him and played on his emotions to the point that he considered throwing himself into the Thames. … Continue reading

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Casanova in Place: The Ballet

No, I did not dance at the Casanova in Place Symposium. Nor did the others (though that might have been a fun activity!) Instead, on Sunday June 30th we viewed the Casanova Ballet produced by Northern Ballet and filmed by … Continue reading

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Only Three Minutes for You

Only a precious three minutes of exterior Venice footage, from the TWA plane flying into the old airport to when Faith and Kate drive off into Tuscany. That’s why I rented Only You, the 1994 film by Norman Jewison and … Continue reading

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BoatChaseGondolaDestructionHorror

From the James Bond film Moonraker. I love the silly bits at the end, like the pigeon doing a double-take, or the guy at the table deciding that a gondola driving through the Piazza San Marco is a good reason … Continue reading

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More Casanova Appropriation

A while back I posted a bunch of images of book covers featuring Casanova as a title or subject or image or icon. Here are some new images I’ve come across, both books and films, and even a musical. First, … Continue reading

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Garden of Earthly Delights

I recently watched a¬†film set in Venice, The Garden of Earthly Delights (2004), directed by Lech Majewski. It follows Claudine and Chris, who meet in London, but move to Venice; Chris is obsessed with his video camera and films what … Continue reading

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Casanova Writ Large

At my Seductive Venice promo event in Sacramento, there was a friendly and enthusiastic woman in the audience who piped up to say that her cousin, Kimberly Simi, was one of the writers of the 2005 film Casanova that featured … Continue reading

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