It’s fantastic to have the possibility to work there, like when I shot ‘Manhattan’ in New York, ‘Match Point’ in London and ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ in Barcelona. Each time, it’s like a declaration of love for certain places. I project onto the big screen my feelings for places which count a lot in my life.”
In recent years Allen has filmed “Scoop” and “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” in London, and his next film out, “Midnight in Paris”, was shot in Paris. He did return to his Manhatten in 2009 for “Whatever Works”, but Europe seems to be a font of inspiration.
Don’t ask me about the script or the cast, I’m superstitious. I’m still at the screenplay stage, it would be silly to say more.”
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.