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LUCHINO VISCONTI

(Count Don Luchino Visconti)

Italy

Born: Milan, Italy, 2 November 1906.
Died: Rome, Italy, 17 March 1976.


Luchino Visconti (JPG, 22 KB)

Luchino Visconti occupies a unique place in the history of world cinema; he is the most Italian of internationalists, the most operatic of realists, and the most aristocratic of Marxists. Although one of the progenitors of the Italian neorealist movement, Visconti, with his love of spectacle and historical panorama, would seem to have more in common with Orson Welles or even Erich von Stroheim than with Rossellini or De Sica. Directors as diverse as Bertolucci, Scorsese, Coppola and Fassbinder have named him as a major influence.

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