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(2005)

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Giacomo Casanova was a real person, but most of the other characters in the movie are not. Francesca Bruni was made up for the Bob Hope vehicle Casanova's Big Night (1954), where Joan Fontaine played her.
Some plot elements recall William Shakespeare play The Merchant of Venice, especially Francesca Bruni's disguising as a man in order to take part in a legal council. This movie also featured Jeremy Irons and Charlie Cox who appeared in The Merchant of Venice (2004).
When Casanova is running away from the Inquisition in the opening scene he jumps through a window and into the University of Venice. The University of Venice never existed and the building he jumps into is in fact the "Teatro Olimpico", one of the first Renaissance theaters 140 kilometers away from Venice.
During the short sword fight at the end of the film when they are running away Oliver Platt takes off his cape and fights with it just as Oliver Reed did as Athos in The Three Musketeers (1973). Oliver Platt played Porthos in the 1993 version of The Three Musketeers (1993).
Although playing some of the movie's main characters, Oliver Platt and Jeremy Irons are not in the first third of the movie. Platt first appears at the 42nd minute and Irons at the 44th.
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Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits.
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Natalie Dormer and Eugene Simon both played/play in this film and Game of Thrones.
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Several of this movie's stars played characters in movies/shows based on comic books:

Heath Ledger: Joker (The Dark Knight, 2008) Sienna Miller: Baroness (G.I. Joe, The Rise of Cobra, 2009) Jeremy Irons: Alfred Pennyworth (Batman vs Superman, 2016) Lauren Cohan: Martha Wayne (Batman vs Superman, 2016); Maggie Greene (The Walking Dead, 2010-Present) Oliver Platt: Man in Black (XMen First Class, 2011) Charlie Cox: Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Daredevil, 2015-Present) Natalie Dormer: Pvt. Lorraine (Captain America: The First Avenger, 2011)
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