Friday, July 06, 2012

Woody Allen: To Rome With Love, Take One

Italy and Woody Allen. A languid pace, relaxed and low-key. Music, color and people interacting. A touch of magic, a hint of surrealism; gentle, knowing humor. The power of seduction.  

"Opportunity makes a thief" -- one of several traditional aphorisms you might pluck from Woody Allen's To Rome With Love / TO ROME WITH LOVE aka  De ROMA Con AMOR (note the ROMA/AMOR anagram in the Italian poster version).

What does any one person find seductive? Food, drink, sex, money, power, control, authority, celebrity, art, fame, love, beauty, influence, attention, intimate connection, understanding, talent, wit, competition, danger, jealousy, violence, renunciation, fashion, luxury, comfort? One of the above, none of the above, all of the above, some of the above? You tell me.

Today's Rune: Warrior.


the walking man said...

being wed to first generation American of Italian parents I really do not think of Italy as a place of tranquility. surreal maybe but not gentle or languid.

Charles Gramlich said...

Food is often the most seductive thing in my daily life these days. Sad to say, I guess.

Erik Donald France said...

Hey, y'all -- thanks for the comments! WM, it's not Rome or Italy that's languid, it's the pace of the movie. Nothing blows up and there are no car chases.

Charles, haha!

Adorably Dead said...

Authority and intelligence. :p