How did I feel when I stepped onto the set? That was amazing, I mean the craftsmanship among those people in Italy was really, really inspiring.
Not just the sets, everything was complete. I mean not only did it look real on the outside, but you’d walk into anyone of those storefronts with those buildings and there’d be things for that shop in there.
So the reality was very complete. And then all the costumes, the leather-working, it was like getting to go back to the early days of Hollywood, when craftspeople were the backbone of the whole machine, you know, like teams of people doing hand-created work.
It just seems a lot more artificial now, the sets in California anyway, and in some ways that was kind of a throwback with the way films used to be made.