Sony fid­dles as Woody fumes

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

In fu­ture, this space will be re­served for news on the cur­rent ti­tle of Woody Allen’s lat­est film. Shot in Rome, the picture was orig­i­nally ti­tled Bop De­cameron, but, fol­low­ing sug­ges­tions that the gen­eral public might not be fa­mil­iar with Giovanni Boc­cac­cio, it was changed to Nero Fid­dled. Now Sony Pic­tures has de­cided that we’re not ex­pected to know about myths of the early Cae­sars.

“Nero Fid­dled, while an ap­pro­pri­ate and hu­mor­ous phrase in the US, is not a fa­mil­iar ex­pres­sion over­seas,” a spokesper­son said. As of noon to­day, the picture, which stars Jesse Eisenberg and Alec Bald­win, is trad­ing as To Rome With

Love. Watch this space.

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