OK, from stories on the streets of Mumbai to Las Vegas fr the opening of a Grand new casino called the Palaazzo. t’s such a completely different world. Being in a Casino is like entering a gigantic movie ..
..when people ask me what I love about making movies, is the ability of movies to invite the audience to live in an altered reality – into the world as created by the movie maker. That is to an extent what a Casino does. For these pleasure palaces so to speak are not just gambling spaces. They are shopping malls, clubs, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos, musical shows, entertainment centers, conference centers – all under one roof. Even indoor reconstruction of a paizza in Venice full with Gondolas and an artificial canal, where the light never varies from the cool light of 4 in the evening – and there are absolutely no shadows anywhere.
All under one roof – miles and miles of it. gambing just takes up just 1% of the total space – though provides about 40% portion of the revenues of course.
I don’t gamble but people watch a lot. Thousands of people people walking around in absolute awe of the sheer immensity of the place. – tonight I am going to see the show by Cirque Du Soliel called ‘O”
will write and let you know what it was like,