Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Just learned the sad news that the Amleto Peruggia, the husband of Celestina, Vincenzo's daughter, passed away. We first met him in May 2008. When we returned to Dumenza in October 2008, his health had gone downhill and he was suffering from dementia. Later we heard that he was put into a home. But in the few times we were with him, I found him to be one of the funniest and wittiest men I'd ever met.
When I asked Amleto what it was like to live in the little town of Dumenza, he said, "People in a small town know more about you than you know about yourself."
I hope to have some clips of him in the film. Our condolences to the Peruggia family. I know he will be missed.