Luchino Visconti
Italian theatre, opera, and cinema director, as well as a screenwriter
Luchino Visconti
Luchino Visconti di Modrone, Count of Lonate Pozzolo, was an Italian theatre, opera and cinema director, as well as a screenwriter. He is best known for his films The Leopard (1963) and Death in Venice (1971).
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The 100 Essential Directors Part 9: Victor Sjöström to Luchino Visconti - PopMatters
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By PopMatters Staff 29 August 2011 In between Victor Sjöström and Luchino Visconti there is a glorious spate of international auteurs that range from cinematic innovators from the silent era to those who continue to push the limits of film in their
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Burt Lancaster on TCM: THE LEOPARD, SCORPIO, THE KILLERS - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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A powerful but hammy leading man who developed into a first-rate mature actor-star in movies such as Luchino Visconti's Conversation Piece and Louis Malle's Atlantic City, Lancaster had a long, eclectic, and prestigious career both in Hollywood and
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CURRENTS | TV; In 'The Leopard,' an Epic's Lush Canvas
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Last August, during her annual two-week vacation in East Hampton, N.Y., the designer Charlotte Moss watched one of her favorite movies, ''The Leopard,'' a 1963 film directed by Luchino Visconti. Reflecting on it later, she said, ''It's so rich, it's like a tiramisù.'' Ms. Moss isn't the only member of the design community to praise the film.
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In 'The Leopard,' an Epic's Lush Canvas - New York Times
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Last August, during her annual two-week vacation in East Hampton, NY, the designer Charlotte Moss watched one of her favorite movies, “The Leopard,” a 1963 film directed by Luchino Visconti. Reflecting on it later, she said,
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Exclusive Set Report: Dario Argento's Dracula 3D - ShockTillYouDrop.com
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I found the decadence and lavish beauty sought by Dario in both the narrative and visuals something akin to director Luchino Visconti's aesthetics in The Leopard and The Damned. In fact I think I play Dracula a bit like Helmut Berger's mad king of
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Italian films to screen in Hanoi - SGGP
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Special screenings of Luchino Visconti's masterpiece II Gattopardo (The Leopard) and other films will be held at Hanoi Cinematheque in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Italian unification. Visconti's Il Gattopardo is based on Giuseppe Tomasi di
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The artists' artist: costume designers – in pictures - The Guardian
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Much later, when studying theatre design, I discovered his work in other films by Luchino Visconti: The Leopard, L'Innocente and Ludwig – again, all exquisite and sumptuous. Tosi comes from a theatre background and I think it's the theatricality,
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Jeanne Beker asks, style icon Marisa Berenson answers - Toronto Star
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The daughter of an American diplomat-turned-shipping exec, and the granddaughter of French designer Elsa Schiaparelli, Berenson's film credits include Luchino Visconti's Death in Venice. Bob Fosse's Cabaret and Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon
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Italian festivals bring cinema back to small towns - Reuters
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... has undergone something of a revival in recent years with directors like Paolo Sorrentino, Nanni Moretti or Matteo Garrone making films that have managed to emerge from the shadows of past maestros such as Federico Fellini or Luchino Visconti
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Lancaster, Mirren, and Kerr in new prints series at the MFA - Boston Globe
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Showing today at 11 am is a restored print of Luchino Visconti's opulent 1963 drama “The Leopard'' starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, and Claudia Cardinale. Awarded the Palme d'Or at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival, Visconti's masterpiece traces the
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Days of Glory - NOW Toronto
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The politically and creatively fertile cinematic period that followed the end of the Second World War is one of the key stylistic movements in cinematic history, spawning directors like De Sica, Pasolini, Rossellini, Ermanno Olmi and Luchino Visconti
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Norwegian tragedy marks change in social atmosphere - Russia Beyond The Headlines
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Theories about Islamic, Kurdish and Libyan trails quickly gave away a shocking fact: the massacre was staged by a bona fide Norwegian named Anders Behring Breivik who even looks like a “ideal Aryan” from films by Luchino Visconti and Bob Foss
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Lucille Ball, Marlon Brando, Bette Davis, James Stewart Among Stars Celebrated ... - TVbytheNumbers
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24), starring Conrad Veidt; and Luchino Visconti's lavish drama The Leopard (1963 – Aug. 25), starring Burt Lancaster. TCM's popular franchises THE ESSENTIALS, co-hosted by TCM's Robert Osborne and Emmy®-winning actor Alec Baldwin, and THE ESSENTIALS
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Dirk Bogarde: Denial and daring...a star with a secret never told - The Independent
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... taking name-above-the-title roles in The Servant and Accident with Joseph Losey, Death in Venice and The Damned for Luchino Visconti, The Night Porter for Liliana Cavani, Providence for Alain Resnais and Despair for Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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Forever femme fatale - Sydney Morning Herald
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Luchino Visconti cast her as a member of a wealthy German family in the Nazi era in The Damned, in 1969. Dirk Bogarde, who was also in The Damned, insisted she be cast opposite him in The Night Porter, Liliana Cavani's notorious 1974 tale of a
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Days of Glory: Masterworks of Italian Neorealism - Tandem
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A rich mix of classics and rarities, most of them imported from Italy for this presentation, the series features such giants of Italian cinema as Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti and Pier Paolo Pasolini, and serves as the ideal
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Marseille's New 'Film City' - Wall Street Journal
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In the basement, there are several rooms dedicated to landmark films by Mediterranean filmmakers such as the Lumière Brothers, Pedro Almodovar, Luchino Visconti and Robert Guédiguian. Pagnol hasn't been forgotten either, with a room entirely devoted to
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Top 6 Films Starring Annie Girardot - FranceToday.com
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The masterpiece was a turning point in Luchino Visconti's brilliant career, a perfect balance between the grim neorealism of his earlier films and the operatic melodrama of his later works. Girardot and Italian co-star Renato Salvatori married shortly
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Luchino Visconti
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1976
    Age 69
    Died on March 17, 1976.
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  • 1972
    Age 65
    Visconti suffered a stroke in 1972, but continued to smoke heavily.
    More Details Hide Details He died in Rome of another stroke at the age of 69. There is a museum dedicated to the director's work in Ischia. He began his filmmaking career as an assistant director on Jean Renoir's Toni (1935) and Partie de campagne (1936), thanks to the intercession of their common friend, Coco Chanel. After a short tour of the United States, where he visited Hollywood, he returned to Italy to be Renoir's assistant again, this time for La Tosca (1939), a production that was interrupted and later completed by German director Karl Koch because of World War II. Together with Roberto Rossellini, Visconti joined the salotto of Vittorio Mussolini (the son of Benito, who was then the national arbitrator for cinema and other arts). Here he presumably also met Federico Fellini. With Gianni Puccini, Antonio Pietrangeli and Giuseppe De Santis, he wrote the screenplay for his first film as director: Ossessione (Obsession, 1943), the first neorealist movie and an unofficial adaptation of the novel The Postman Always Rings Twice.
    Visconti made no secret of his homosexuality. His last partner was the Austrian actor Helmut Berger, who played Martin in Visconti's film The Damned. Berger also appeared in Visconti's Ludwig in 1972 and Conversation Piece in 1974, along with Burt Lancaster.
    More Details Hide Details Other lovers included Franco Zeffirelli, who also worked as part of the crew in production design, as assistant director, and other roles in a number of Visconti's films, operas, and theatrical productions.
  • 1969
    Age 62
    On the other hand, his austere 1969 Simon Boccanegra with the singers clothed in geometrical costumes provoked controversy.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1966
    Age 59
    In 1966 Visconti's luscious Falstaff for the Vienna State Opera conducted by Leonard Bernstein was critically acclaimed.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1954
    Age 47
    Beginning when he directed a production at Milan's Teatro alla Scala of La vestale in December 1954, his career included a famous revival of La traviata at La Scala in 1955 with Maria Callas and an equally famous Anna Bolena (also at La Scala) in 1957 with Callas.
    More Details Hide Details A significant 1958 Royal Opera House (London) production of Verdi's five-act Italian version of Don Carlos (with Jon Vickers) followed, along with a Macbeth in Spoleto in 1958 and a famous black-and-white Il trovatore with scenery and costumes by Filippo Sanjust at the Royal Opera House in 1964.
    Visconti's love of opera is evident in the 1954 Senso, where the beginning of the film shows scenes from the fourth act of Il trovatore, which were filmed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice.
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    Visconti continued working throughout the 1950s, although he veered away from the neorealist path with his 1954 film, Senso, shot in colour.
    More Details Hide Details Based on the novella by Camillo Boito, it is set in Austrian-occupied Venice in 1866. In this film, Visconti combines realism and romanticism as a way to break away from neorealism. However, as one biographer notes, "Visconti without neorealism is like Lang without expressionism and Eisenstein without formalism". He describes the film as the "most Viscontian" of all Visconti's films. Visconti returned to neorealism once more with Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Rocco and His Brothers, 1960), the story of Southern Italians who migrate to Milan hoping to find financial stability. In 1961, he was a member of the jury at the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival. Throughout the 1960s, Visconti's films became more personal. Il Gattopardo (The Leopard, 1963), is based on Lampedusa's novel of the same name about the decline of the Sicilian aristocracy at the time of the Risorgimento. It starred American actor Burt Lancaster in the role of Prince Don Fabrizio. This film was distributed in America and Britain by Twentieth-Century Fox, which deleted important scenes. Visconti repudiated the Twentieth-Century Fox version.
  • 1948
    Age 41
    In 1948, he wrote and directed La terra trema (The Earth Trembles), based on the novel I Malavoglia by Giovanni Verga.
    More Details Hide Details In the book by Silvia Iannello, Le immagini e le parole dei Malavoglia, the author selects some passages of the Verga novel, adds original comments and Acitrezza's photographic images, and devotes a chapter to the origins, remarks and frames taken from the movie.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1906
    Born
    Born on November 2, 1906.
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