Italy and Switzerland: Orson Welles


In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed – they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance.

In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce…? The cuckoo clock.

Orson Welles 1915-1985

as Harry Lime in The Third Man (1949)

Words added by Orson Welles to script by Graham Greene
The illustration is the Renaissance Trevi Fountain in Rome © Thomas La Mela | View Portfolio via Shutterstock

The line is at 5.32

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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