Last night, I went to see To Rome With Love, Woody Allen’s latest film. While, at least for me, it lacked the layered “meanings” of Midnight in Paris, it was “happy”, an enchanting comedy set in an extremely beautiful and photogenic city. The movie is comprised of four separate vignettes that some how Allen has combined into a whole. It is a very romantic movie. I was intrigued and captivated by the bizarre predicaments that the actors managed to get into and then out of. And the music!! Wonderful bold, spirited Italian music!! Fabio Armiliato, the renown tenor, is one of the stars. And while he sings in the most silly of all venues, boy does he sing! You must go listen.
So, naturally, now I miss Rome and I miss the opera. Luckily I have the posters to help me to fantasize a trip back to Rome and the elegance of the opera! I look to Air France Rome by Nathan. Take me there! Guy Georget’s Air France Italie or Georges Mathieu’s Air France Italie both have me searching for a suitcase. And then the opera. What shall I see? Perhaps something by Massenet, Le Cid or Cendrillon? And by now you must all know about my passion for Italian food and particularly for eating in Rome. Back to that happy portrait of me gobbling noodles, Pates Coop!
The movies and the posters really both serve to enrich my life. They just plain make me happy!