Period drama rather dominates and some nasty modern murders, well nasty s murders mostly. There are also a fair few films that might politely be classified as erotica, and some pretty sloppy rom-coms. Skimming through DVDs in search of screen captures it occurs to me to ask the question: Is there even one film or TV series that features Venice and doesn't have an establishing shot of the Salute church?
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Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the exotic companions favored by the richest and most powerful Venetian men. Veronica courageously uses her charms to change destiny -- and to give herself a chance at true love.
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Two noble families in old Venice dwell, one quite rich, the other not so swell. Veronica loves Marco, but marriage cannot be. Mama finds her work: sex for a fee.
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At a time when Europeans are bemused by our naivete about dalliance in high places, this is, I suppose, the film we should study. It's based on the true story of Veronica Franco, a well-born Venetian beauty who deliberately chose the life of a courtesan because it seemed a better choice than poverty, or an arranged marriage to a decayed nobleman. Veronica, played by Catherine McCormack with cool insight into the ways of men, is a woman who becomes the lover of many because she cannot be the lover of one. She is in love with the curly headed Marco Rufus Sewelland he with her, but they cannot wed; "I must marry," he tells her, "according to my station and my family's will.