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To Rome With Love.. Makes us Cry Rather Than Laugh !!
Beloved actor, director and screen writer, Carlo Verdone, does not mince words when discussing Woody Allen’s latest film, To Rome with Love. According to an enraged Verdone, Allen used this film making occasion to enjoy a vacation in the eternal city, since the city that he reveals to us has never existed. The New York director portrays Rome according to all of those American stereotypes so well known to us .… a city created for tourists, where the natives are genuinely good-hearted but rough around the edges. Verdone feels that Allen presents the city that Americans expect, or hope to find, rather than the one that really exists.
This is not to say that Rome is a model capital city…. quite the contrary. Verdone admits that the “real” Rome is plagued by enormous problems of mismanagement and corruption, for which the general public, government officials, and especially politicians are guilty.
Verdone says that today’s Rome is a city that hosts a new scandal every 24 hours. It is with great sadness that he admits that the eternal city is no longer Italy’s center for cultural events and nightlife. However inspite of the bad rap his city has been receiving lately, Verdone admits his love for Rome is unshakeable. He is hoping that common sense, and better rules that are followed and enforces will bring back some harmony to his home town.