Woody Allen Changes The Bop Decameron To Nero Fiddled

By Sean O'Connell 2011-10-13 19:14:42discussion comments
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Youíre never going to hear a better title for a movie than The Bop Decameron. Never. Itís perfect, for so many nonsensical reasons. And yet Woody Allen has decided to change the name of his next picture from The Bop Decameron to the far-less-appealing Nero Fiddled, according to Deadline. Really? Fiddled? No Bop? No Decameron? Sigh.

Look, it doesnít matter. You could call every Woody Allen movie from now until he finally decides its time to stop working The Next Woody Allen Movie, and people are going to show up. Depending on who is in it Ė and where he decides to film Ė more people may show up than usual. Just ask Midnight In Paris, which is Allenís highest-grossing film to date at $54.9 million domestically.

And Bop Ö er, Nero Fiddled has a lot going for it. Allenís conquering yet another European metropolis. This time -- after stops in London, Barcelona and Paris Ė the legendary filmmakerís shooting in Rome. And his cast is uniformly excellent, with Jesse Eisenberg playing whatís believed to be the Allen-esque leading man, surrounded by Ellen Page, Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Alison Pill, Greta Gerwig, Robert Benigni and Allen himself. Wait, maybe that means Allen is playing the Allen-esque leading man. Geez, I hope he doesnít try to romance either Page, Pill or Cruz.

Anyway, Allenís eyeing a 2012 release and many expect him to linger around the Oscar race for Midnight, which road the coattails of spectacular reviews to that record-breaking box office. Itís the second coming of the second coming of Woody Allen! I just wish he kept the original title.
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