Monday, February 23, 2009

In Memoriam

Since Trofie Wife was bereft of her usual Oscar viewing this year, it seems only appropriate to commemorate the occasion with her own “dead persons of cinema” tribute. (I have always found this portion of the show intriguing, yet uncomfortable. Clap the loudest, hoot and holler for the dead person you love the most! I’m guessing Paul Newman was the big winner last night? Pair that reaction with the polite, tentative applause for the obscure character actors, writers, and lighting designers. Follow with awkward segue to a catchy number or semi-funny joke.)

So, back to the matter at hand. Trofie Wife has yet to see a Woody Allen film in Italy (we didn’t quite make it to the Vicky Christina Barcelona screening), but it still saddens me to learn that Woody’s voce italiana, Oreste Lionello, has passed, and I’m now really curious to find out how this Roman native channeled and successfully pulled off New York Jewish neurosis. (Maybe we’ll make it to the video store between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. one of these days… .) For the full story, see

Trofie Wife is also wondering how Woody is coping with news of his double’s demise, being that he’s already so preoccupied with his own mortality and this event must come as a real psychic blow.

Baci e gelato,

Martello e Trofie Wife  

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