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Luchino Visconti

“I took a round trip around Hollywood because I think it frightened me. I didn’t want to get burned in that glare.”

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    LUDWIG

    Luchino Visconti Italy, 1973

    Italian cinema’s luminary of melodrama, Luchino Visconti, directs this sublime treatment of Bavarian King Ludwig’s life on a most baroque canvas. Without a minute wasted, Ludwig is a lovingly decadent submergence into a complicated life torn between the beauty of art and the power of rule.

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    CONVERSATION PIECE

    Luchino Visconti Italy, 1974

    Approaching 70, the great Luchino Visconti reunited with Burt Lancaster, the star of his Palme d’Or winner The Leopard, to offer this exquisite look back: a modestly scaled and conceptually rich drama, as an old master contemplates a new world.

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