Saw the film tonight, it was so truly delightful! Funny, funny, funny!
Amazing cast led by Heath Ledger as Casanova, Sienna Miller (fully-clothed for once in a major motion picture...), the glorious Jeremy Irons (part Judge Frollo/part Scar), hilarious Oliver Platt (his "Farewell Simpletons!" a joy to behold) and the always radiant Lena Olin (Mrs. Lasse Hallstrom, the film's director). Filmed in Venice to great effect, particularly one great and inspired gondola shot not to be missed!
It's all a bit As You Like It, a bit of Shakespeare In Love and with even a Zorro-esque flair. Fast moving and with wonderful dialogue, well-endowed with actual wit and romance as well. Beautiful costumes & wigs, spectacular locations interiors and exteriors with fanciful special effects and stunts (loved the swordplay!) all in full display.
What a year for Heath Ledger!
Casanova from Touchstone Pictures
opens Christmas Day. The film is rated R
Okay, back to you Crazy Legs and TTD....