50 fantastic films
July 6, 2010, 1:53 pm
Filed under: 50 fantastic films

“the leopard”/”il gattopardo” (italy, 1963), director: luchino visconti, born milan, italy (1906 – 1976), with claudia cardinale, burt lancaster, and alain delon

you may not be interested in the unification of italy from regional states to a unified country. however, just look at this lush setting and it is all to evident that visconti was in tip-top form when he made “the leopard”. think of it as a national epic. something like an italian version of  “gone with the wind”, only 50 times better!

[new blu-ray criterion edition of “the leopard” released june 2010]


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