Luchino Visconti

Luchino Visconti

Luchino Visconti was an aristocrat, a homosexual, a Marxist, and a director of theater and opera, becoming one of the first major influences in the Italian neorealism movement. Visconti was born into a prominent noble family in Milan, one of seven children of Giuseppe Visconti di Modrone, Duke of Grazzano Visconti and Count of Lonate Pozzolo, and his wife Carla. He was formally known as Count don Luchino Visconti di Modrone and his family is a branch of the House of Visconti. In his early years he was exposed to art, music and theatre, and during World War II Visconti decided to join the Italian Communist Party. Visconti made no secret of his homosexuality and his last partner was Austrian actor Helmut Berger who played in Visconti’s film The Damned (1969) and Ludwig (1972). Visconti began his filmmaking career as an assistant director for Jean Renoir, and together with Roberto Rossellini, Visconti joined the salotto of Vittorio Mussolini. It was here where Visconti presumably met Federico Fellini. Lover of seamy social realism, Visconti wrote the screenplay for his first film as director called Ossessione (1943), which became the very first neorealism movie and an unofficial adaptation of the novel The Postman Always Rings Twice. In 1948 he wrote and directed La terra trema, which is a neorealist classic that explores the lives of fishermen at the mercy of greedy wholesalers in rural Sicely. Visconti continued working throughout the 1950s, although he veered away from the neorealism path with his 1954 film Senso, shot in colour. Based on the novella by Camillo Boito, the story combines realism and romanticism as a way to break away from gritty neorealism. Visconti returned to neorealism once more with his operatic melodrama Rocco and His Brothers (1960), chronicling the modern story of an immigrant family from the South and its disintegration in the industrial city of Milan, hoping to find financial stability. Throughout the 1960s, Visconti’s films became much more personal. It was Visconti’s love and respect for tradition, decadence, and of the slow decline of the Sicilian aristocracy which was explored in his epic masterpiece The Leopard, which is looked at by many critics as one of the greatest films ever made. It starred American actor Burt Lancaster in the role of Prince Don Fabrizio and the film was distributed in America and Britain by Twentieth-Century Fox, which deleted important key scenes. Visconti’s final swan song Death in Venice (1971) tells the story of an avant-garde composer who arrives in Venice and meets a young man whose beauty becomes the object of the composer’s affection. After suffering from multiple strokes Visconti died in Rome at the age of 69, but fortunately in Ischia there is a museum dedicated to the director’s brilliant work.



Luchino Visconti
Luchino Visconti Featured Films

Articles and Essays on Luchino Visconti

Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

Rocco 1

Rocco and his Brothers is one of the most operatic melodrama’s of all time, involving a modern Italian family and their personal experiences when moving to the city of Milan one cold winter. Italian director Luchino Visconti was an aristocrat, a homosexual, a Marxist, and a director of theater and opera, becoming one of the major […]

Continue

Leopard, The (1963)

Leopard 3

“We were the leopards, the lions, those who take our place will be jackals hyenas, and all of us – leopards, lions, jackals and sheep – will go on thinking ourselves the salt of the earth.” Prince Don Fabrizio Corberta is a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity who has a great love for a way of life he understands must […]

Continue
Luchino Visconti

luchino visconti spanish edition schifano laurence books good condition
$85.40

luchino visconti twaynes filmmakers series
$27.64

rocco and his brothers best off 60s original czech poster luchino visconti delon
$499.96

monica stirling a screen of time a study of luchino visconti hardcover
$35.75

racconto istorico della celebre vittoria ottenuta de luchino visconti 1745
$25.71

a3395 la cada de los dioses luchino visconti dirk bogarde ingrid thulin helmu
$35.00

hommes oevres problemes du cinema signed by film director luchino visconti
$650.00

luchino visconti helmut berger john brown vintage import movie film magazine
$30.00

leopard 1963 stunning italian poster luchino visconti alain delon filmartgallery
$350.00

farley granger alida valli girotti luchino visconti senso 1954 photonovel
$35.00

luchino visconti deluxe picture book 60pagesbo
$34.99

damned belgian movie poster luchino visconti helmut berger thulin ray elseviers
$75.00

Select pages below to view additional Luchino Visconti memorabilia items:
« Previous12345...89


Products previously bought from this site:
ossessione new pal classic dvd luchino visconti clara calamai m girotti italy, conversation piece new pal arthouse 2dvd set luchino visconti burt lancaster, luchino visconti spanish edition schifano laurence booksgood condition, rocco amp; his brothers 1960 rare alain delon luchino visconti orig pressbook, the innocent luchino viscontis masterpiece vhs rare, luchino visconti twaynes filmmakers series, rocco and his brothers best off 60s original czech poster luchino visconti delon, la terra trema 1948 luchino visconti dvd new, monica stirling a screen of time a study of luchino visconti hardcover, racconto istorico della celebre vittoria ottenuta de luchino visconti 1745 , a screen of time a study of luchino visconti by monica stirling hcwdj 1st us ed, viscontiluchinosenso bluray new, luchino visconti ludwig ost franco mannino 73 orig rare promo wlp, a3395 la cada de los dioses luchino visconti dirk bogarde ingrid thulin helmu, dvd el inocente new luchino visconti giancarlo giannini fast shipping , hommes oevres problemes du cinema signed by film director luchino visconti, luchino visconti helmut berger john brown vintage import movie film magazine, leopard 1963 stunning italian poster luchino visconti alain delon filmartgallery, la terra trema 1947 dvd luchino visconti new amp; sealed, senso by luchino visconti with engli dvdnew, farley granger alida valli girotti luchino visconti senso 1954 photonovel , two screenplays la terra trema senso hardcover 1970 by luchino visconti, conversation piece bluray rarovideo us luchino visconti burt lancaster, linnocente luchino visconti laura antonelli japanese laser disc japan wobi, luchino visconti deluxe picture book 60pagesbo, ingrid thulin amp; dirk bogarde in luchino viscontis the damned original 1969, luchino visconti cinema one, 1992 press photo luchino viscontis rocco amp; his brothers, original photo luchino visconti mastroianni anna karina lo straniero cinema, press photo the damned film luchino visconti german actor baron joachim, the innocent luchino visconti dvd english subt, senso 1954 luchino visconti dvd english subtitles, death in venice luchino visconti vinyl record lp album cfp 186 stereo, luchino viscontis ludwig bluray box set import region ab, death in venice oop dvd 2004 luchino visconti noncriterion collection cannes, two legendary films by luchino visconti by various artists cd drg usa, ossessione massimo girotti luchino visconti movie program free shipping p56 , ludwig luchino visconti helmut berger romy schneider jpn vintage program, the leopard movie poster alain delon luchino visconti 4 1963, signed 1986 luchino visconti bruno villien major opera and films hardcover wdj, death in venice import vhs japanese with traycard 1971 luchino visconti foreign, senso 1954 luchino visconti alida valli farley granger heinz moog dvd new, ludwig japanese souvenir program 1980 luchino visconti, conversation piece japanese souvenir program luchino visconti burt lancaster, luchino visconti la terra trema the earth will tremble 1948 classic dvd, luchino viscontissenso with alida vallifarley grangersubtitled, ludwigluchino visconti2 disc set dvditalianwith english subtitlesvg cond, ossessione 1942 luchino visconti dvd new, sandra of a thousand delights vaghe stelle dellorsa 1965 luchino visconti, la terra trema luchino visconti new official us dvd italian cinema, rocco amp; his brothers 1960 nice alain delon luchino visconti orig pressbook, luchino viscontis the leopard dvd criterion collection new 235 italian film, italy 2016 cinemamovieartluchino viscontianna magnanidirectoractress mnh, ludwig movie poster helmut berger romy schnieder luchino visconti 1sht, f22484 bellissima anna magnani luchino visconti 2 spanish 7x9 bw photo set , the leopard criterion collection 235 dvd luchino visconti burt lancaster, damned belgian movie poster luchino visconti helmut berger thulin ray elseviers, damned italian 2f movie poster 39x55 luchino visconti helmut berger thulin, damned japanese b2 movie poster luchino visconti helmut berger ingrid thulin, damned japanese b2 movie poster r04 luchino visconti helmut berger ingrid thulin, death in venice the damned japanese b2 movie poster r96 luchino visconti , used ln luchino visconti by geoffrey nowellsmith, ludwig 1973 lobby cardposter helmut berger luchino visconti, original m poster la terra trema luchino visconti 1949 neorealism masterpiece, rocco and his brothers luchino visconti alain delon, vi14 the leopard il gattopardo luchino visconti great rare italian poster, luchino visconti dick bogard death in venice rare version movie poster, luchino visconti la caduta degli dei italian release nonus format pal r2, senso japanese b2 movie poster r82 luchino visconti farley granger alida valli, a2836 la caida de los dioses luchino visconti, boccaccio 70 dvd federico fellini mario monicelli luchino visconti italy , italy 2016 luchino visconti theatre opera cinema director film oscar prize mnh, the damned laserdisc ld japan luchino visconti dirk bogarde free ship $30 orders, video watchdog 83 magazine 2002 dirk bogarde dr phibes luchino visconti, white nightsmarcello mastroianniluchino visconti, italy 2016 mnh anna magnani amp; luchino visconti 2v sa set film cinema stamps, the innocent poster 1976 luchino visconti laura antonelli giancarlo giannini, senso luchino visconti alida valli farley granger lobby set complete spain 1982, g4688 luchino visconti collection of 6 original spanish pressbook, luchino visconti leopard italian 3 disc deluxe set nonus format pal r2, the damned dvd 2004 luchino visconti 1969 rare oop, ossessione luchino visconti vintage movie poster print, luchino visconti le guepard the leopard 1963 20x28 50x70cm reprint 1994, senso 1954 new sealed dvd luchino visconti, italian movie dvd dvd offessione luchino visconti italiano cinema film dvd new, death in venice luchino visconti dvd, vintage photo of luchino visconti pointing his finger with gian carlo menotti on, linnoccente the innocent laura antonelli luchino visconti eng sub dvd, the innocent japan movie program 1976 giancarlo giannini luchino visconti, wt35 bellissima luchino visconti ana magnani orig 1sh spanish poster, rr19d white nights luchino visconti maria schell orig 1sh poster sp litho, new la tierra tiembla dvd new una pelicula de luchino visconti , conversation piece vhs 1974 burt lancaster uncut luchino visconti helmet berger, visconti visconti luchino paperback, conversation piece a film by luchino visconti by bernardo bertolucci hardcover , luchino visconti visconti collection book cinematheque japan book 1981, the damned la caduta degli dei luchino visconti dirk bogarde 1969 new

Copyright © 2017 — Classic Art Films — All Rights Reserved