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by Luchino Visconti
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Synopsis Based on a novel by Thomas Mann, Death in Venice stars Dirk Bogarde as a German composer who is terrified that he has lost all vestiges of humanity. While visiting Venice, Bogarde falls in love with a beautiful young boy (Bjorn Andresen). The relationship is ruined by Bogardeâs obsession with the boyâs youth and physical perfection; the composer realizes that the child represents an ideal that he can never match. The character played by Dirk Bogarde is evidently intended to be Gustav...
Topics: Death in Venice - Morte a Venezia (1971), Luchino Visconti
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Synopsis Luchino Viscontiâs 1954 film about the affair between an Italian countess (Alida Valli) with partisan sympathies and an Austrian officer from the occupying army (Farley Granger), set during Garibaldiâs war of independence in the 1860s, is one of the most extraordinary historical films ever made. ************* Rarely have the dramas of history and romantic passion been so skillfully and compellingly intertwined. It also marks one of the mediumâs most creative uses of color. Visconti...
Topics: Livia - Senso (1954), Luchino Visconti