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Plot: With a reputation for seducing members of the opposite sex, regardless of their marital status, a notorious womanizer discovers a beauty who seems impervious to his charms. However, as he continues to pursue the indifferent lady, he finds himself falling in love.
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Delightful Comic Romantic Romp
“Casanova” is a delightful comic farce that uses a period setting for an amusing cross between “The Princess Bride,” “Much Ado About Nothing” and the spirit of “The Marriage of Figaro” (not at all “Don Giovanni” that is based on the same legend).
Director Lasse Hallström gets the romantic romp tone right here, compared to what he did not achieve in “Chocolat.” He establishes from the opening that this is just fun opera buffo, with frequent sight gags and commedia dell’arte troupes and Punch and Judy-type puppet shows broadly commenting on the action, though it took four writers to stitch together the broad double entendres and winks at Shakespeare, from, appropriately, “Merchant of Venice”, to “The Merry Wives of Windsor” to “Taming of the Shrew.”
Heath Ledger has grown up since he first demonstrated he had the light touch for romantic comedy in the teen version of “Shrew,” “10 Things I Hate About You,” and he’s much more confident now. One of the cute conceits of the film is that the women are the aggressors, especially the virgins and novices. As the title character, he modestly claims that his success is solely due to his ability to submit. While he’s not particularly leonine in the frequent shots of him lounging on a divan, he is dashing as he runs around Venice taking on several different mistaken identities. If his clinch with Jake Gyllenhaal in “Brokeback Mountain” wouldn’t already qualify him for an MTV Best Kiss this year, the big one with Sienna Miller could earn a nomination.
Miller is a bit young for her role as a Portia-like “transvestite” philosopher defending the rights of women, but her youth makes her brash earnestness seem more charmingly naïve. As her lively mother, Lena Olin provides the older woman ballast, without the usual sex-starved widow stereotypes.
Oliver Platt should be signed immediately to do a major production of “Falstaff,” as he deftly and physically plays that character type, here a lard mogul representative of mercantile Genoa, even more deliciously and sympathetically than he has in “Ice Harvest” and “Huff.”
Jeremy Irons has fun playing the Inquisitor, representing religious Rome, whose purple robes fit right in at a carnivale masquerade ball.
The look of the film helps enormously, with the best use of Venice as a sensuously unique setting since “Dangerous Beauty,” not just for the usual gondolas and canals, but the steps, plazas, architecture, roofs, narrow streets, alleys and the light. The wigs and costumes are wonderfully colorful.
The marvelous stitching together of Baroque music keeps the mood merry, with overtures and dances from eight Jean-Philippe Rameau operas, six Italian composers, including of course Vivaldi, as well as snatches of Handel and Telemann added at appropriate water and fireworks moments.
Just a fun operetta
Who cares if the plot adheres to the facts, this is a lighthearted movie not intended to be take seriously! It is a romp around the most beautiful city in the world. The wonderful music carefully selected and very well performed is just a joy, and the actors all camp it up with a wealth of nuance, subtlety and verve. It conveys all the joy of life of this city and this period when noblemen and lesser mortals dressed up and paraded the canal-sides and passages and bridges, masked to preserve identity and equality.
Almost a Moulin Rouge backdrop at times with almost circus-like pranks. Not intended to be taken seriously-get it? A romp, a party, an opera, and wonderful fun.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Lasse Hallström
Writer Jeffrey Hatcher (screenplay), Kimberly Simi (screenplay), Kimberly Simi (story), Michael Cristofer (story)
Actors Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt
Awards 5 wins & 3 nominations.
Production Company Walt Disney Pictures
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35-III, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435 ES, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Moviecam Compact, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,065 m (Sweden), 3,081 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema