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Trailering TO ROME WITH LOVE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quYMphMnugw

To Rome With Love, via the Via Blogorosa: Hoping Sony Pictures Classics won’t mind, but this first trailer for Woody’s latest Eurologue is via Huffington Post who got it from TrailersAddicted, who lifted it from Yahoo! Movies, which still has its watermark on the image. But it’s all publicity among good friends, right?

One Response to “Trailering TO ROME WITH LOVE”

  1. Daniella Isaacs says:

    I never get why some Allen movies hit and others fail. I thought CASSANDRA’S DREAM was better than MATCH POINT, YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER at least as good as MIDNIGHT IN PARIS. For whatever it’s worth, I see this as a moderate hit–not up to PARIS levels, but better than VICKY CHRISTINA… You just never know with him. The title change, is for the worse, but will probably help sell tickets.

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