Light Upon…Cinecittà

by Mauro BENEDETTI

Emerging from the eponymous metro stop, Ancient Rome lies ahead only after passing through 19th century Downtown New York City – it’s Cinecitta. A Parisian alleyway is tucked behind an American street, a a modern warehouse sign appears behind an Egyptian edifice, a Franciscan Church adjacent the final hideaway for Romeo and Juliet. Bricks and mortar are actually wood and plastic. Painted sculptures defy dimension. .  .but the videocamera obscures all that is congruent.

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