Saturday, February 25, 2006

Casanova and ... DROOOOOL

I've seen this movie, Casanova the other day after sending Nyakk.

Heath Ledger
Sienna Miller
Jeremy Irons
Oliver Platt
Lena Olin
Charlie Cox
Philip Davis
Stephen Greif
Helen McCrory

Lasse Hallstrom Director
Gary Levinsohn Producer
Alexandre Desplat Composer
Oliver Stapleton Director of Photography

CASONOVA is loosely based on the memoirs of the writer, adventurer, and infamous lover Giacomo Casanova--themselves notably unreliable--and fortunately has no pretensions to historical realism. Instead, it’s a witty, lighthearted romantic comedy, which uses its 18th century setting and renowned hero as a jumping-off point for sexy banter and ruminations on love, lust, and freedom. Directed with visual flair and wit by Lasse Hallström--a master of classy period pieces like CHOCOLAT and CIDER HOUSE RULES--the movie was filmed on location in Venice, and the stunningly gorgeous scenery is almost a character in its own right. Heath Ledger, believable and engaging here in a role that couldn’t be more different from his powerhouse performance in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, turns on all of his considerable charms here. Abandoned by his mother as a child, Casanova has grown into a lascivious yet oddly innocent young man, who pursues pleasure wholeheartedly and mistakes lust for love. His biggest concern is eluding Italy’s puritanical Inquisitors, until he meets Francesca Bruni (Sienna Miller), a beauty who publishes clever pamphlets on women’s rights under a pen name. In the time-honored tradition, Casanova is instantly smitten with the one woman in Venice who doesn’t want anything to do with him.

The plot provides few surprises, but that is beside the point; the pleasures of CASANOVA are in its warm freewheeling tone, its sumptuous visuals, and the cheerful exuberance of its actors. In addition to Ledger’s winning star turn, Lena Olin is her usual mesmerizing self as Francesca’s scheming mother, and the reliably excellent Oliver Platt (as Francesca’s overmatched fiancé) and Jeremy Irons (as the frustrated head Inquisitor) both deliver deft comic performances.

Here are some pictures from the scenes ... let's start drooling..

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OMG ... I can tell you that throughout the whole movie, I was just drooling at him. OMG!!!! I actually did some research about him. As far as I know, he is a Perth boy hehe. OMG!!!! I just cant stop drooling at him. *drool* air liur meleleh ... nose bleed ... eeeee ooo eeeee oooo ... I have blood AB+ group, in case I suddenly faint.


titus said...

Let's just hope the vet's office is stocked with AB+ blood hehe~ :P
I'll take you to the vet~
I'll take you to the vet~
I'll take you to the vet~

Nyokk said...

but ...
i have fainted but nobody took me to the vet :o
n i have woken up hahaha