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Luchino Visconti.
Luchino Visconti.

Luchino Visconti, Duke of Modrone (November 2, 1906 - March 17, 1976) was an Italian theatre and cinema director and writer, best known for films such as The Leopard (1963). He died in Rome of a stroke at the age of 69. There is a museum dedicated to the director's work in Ischia. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in leap years). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... A theatre director is a principal in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a play by unifying various endeavors and aspects of production. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... See also: The Leopard To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban... The island of Ischia near Naples, Italy. ...

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Early life

Born into a noble and wealthy family (one of the richest of northern Italy), in Milan. His father was the Duke of Modrone, and Visconti had six siblings. Due to his upbringing, Visconti was able to be exposed to art, music and theater, and meet some of the forerunners in each, such as the composer Giacomo Puccini, the conductor Arturo Toscanini, and the writer Gabriele D'Annunzio. Milan (Italian: ; Lombard: Milán (listen)) is one of the biggest cities in Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. ... Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924) was an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire. ... Arturo Toscanini listening to playbacks at RCA Victor (BMG Music) Arturo Toscanini (March 25, 1867 – January 16, 1957) was an Italian musician. ... Gabriele dAnnunzio (12 March 1863, Pescara – 1 March 1938, Gardone Riviera, province of Brescia) was an Italian poet, writer, novelist, dramatist and daredevil, who went on to have a controversial role in politics as a precursor of the fascist movement. ...


Visconti in the film industry

In 1936, at the age of 30, he went to Paris and began his filmmaking career as third assistant director in Jean Renoir's Une partie de campagne (1936), thanks to the intercession of a common friend, Coco Chanel. After a short tour to the U.S., where he visited Hollywood, he returned to Italy to be Renoir's assistant again, this time for La Tosca (1939), a production that was interrupted and later completed by German director Karl Koch because of the war. City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Floating not submerging) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Jean Renoir Jean Renoir (September 15, 1894 – February 12, 1979), born in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France was a film director. ... Partie de campagne (English title: A Day in the Country) is a film written and directed by the French auteur Jean Renoir in 1936. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Gabrielle Bonheur Coco Chanel (August 19, 1883 – January 10, 1971)[1] was a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her arguably the most important figure in the history of 20th-century fashion. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... Karl Koch was a German film director and writer, assistant to Luchino Visconti. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Together with Roberto Rossellini, Visconti joined the salotto of Vittorio Mussolini (the son of Benito, at the time the national arbitrator for cinema and other arts) and here presumably met also Federico Fellini. With Gianni Puccini, Antonio Pietrangeli and Giuseppe De Santis he wrote the screenplay for his first film as director: Ossessione (Obsession) (1943), the first neorealist movie and an adaptation of the novel The Postman Always Rings Twice. In 1948, he wrote and directed La Terra trema (The Earth Trembles), based on the novel I Malavoglia by Giovanni Verga. Roberto Rossellini (May 8, 1906 - June 3, 1977), was an Italian film director. ... Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (July 29, 1883 – April 28, 1945) was the prime minister and dictator of Italy from 1922 until 1943, when he was overthrown. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ossessione 1943 Ossessione (Luchino Visconti, 1943) is generally considered to be the first Neorealist film. ... Italian neorealism is a film movement often considered to have started in 1943 with Ossessione and ended in 1952 with Umberto D. The movement is characterized by stories set amongst the poor and working class, filmed in long takes on location, frequently using nonprofessional actors for secondary and sometimes primary... The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1934 crime novel by James M. Cain. ... La Terra trema is a 1948 drama film directed by Luchino Visconti and starring Maria Micale and Sebastiano Valastro. ... Giovanni Verga. ...


Visconti was one neo-realist director who was able to continue working throughout the 1950’s, although he veered away from the neorealist path with his 1954 film, Senso, which was also filmed in Technicolor. Based on the novella by Camillo Boito, it is set in Austrian-occupied Venice in 1866 and in it, Visconti combines realism and romanticism as a way to break away from neorealism. However, as one biographer notes, “Visconti without neorealism is like Lang without expressionism and Eisenstein without formalism"[1] and he describes the film the “most Viscontian”[2] of all Visconti’s films. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Senso is an Italian novella by Camillo Boito, a famous Italian author and architect. ... Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... Camillo Boito Camillo Boito (October 30, 1836 - June 28, 1914) was an Italian architect, engineer and art historian. ... Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venezsia) is the capital of region Veneto, and has a population of 271,663 (census estimate January 1, 2004). ... Realism in the visual arts and literature is the depiction of subjects as they appear in everyday life, without embellishment or interpretation. ... Wanderer above the sea of fog by Caspar David Friedrich Romanticism is an artistic, literary and intellectual movement that originated in 18th century Western Europe. ... Italian neorealism is a film movement often considered to have started in 1943 with Ossessione and ended in 1952 with Umberto D. The movement is characterized by stories set amongst the poor and working class, filmed in long takes on location, frequently using nonprofessional actors for secondary and sometimes primary... The Scream by Edvard Munch (1893) which inspired 20th century Expressionists Portrait of Eduard Kosmack by Egon Schiele Rehe im Walde by Franz Marc Elbe Bridge I by Rolf Nesch On White II by Wassily Kandinsky, 1923. ... The term formalism describes an emphasis on form over content or meaning in the arts, literature, or philosophy. ...


He returned to neorealism one more time in 1960 with Rocco and his Brothers, the story of southern Italians who migrate to Milan hoping to find financial stability. Throughout the 1960’s, Visconti’s films became more personal. The Leopard (Il Gattopardo), made in 1963, and based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s novel about the decline of the Sicilian aristocracy. It starred American actor Burt Lancaster in the role of Prince Don Fabrizio. 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Rocco and His Brothers) is a 1960 film directed by Luchino Visconti. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (born Palermo, December 23, 1896, died Rome, July 23, 1957), was Duke of Palma and Prince of Lampedusa. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian and Sicilian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,708 km² (9,926 sq. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


This film was distributed throughout both America and England, but in the process, Twentieth-Century Fox scaled it down with important scenes completely deleted. These cuts and the poor dubbing quality ensured that the essence of the film was lost in this version. Visconti repudiated it, and took no responsibility for it whatsoever. Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... Related articles FOX Television Network Fox Searchlight Pictures Fox Entertainment Group List of Hollywood movie studios List of movies Variant of current 20th Century Fox logo External links 20th Century Fox Movies official site Twentieth Century Fox is also the punning title of a song by The Doors on their...


He told an American reporter in 1961, “I believe in life, that is the central point ... I believe in organized society. I think it has a chance”.[citation needed] Even when not focusing on sending a message to his audience about war or poverty, Visconti was still dealing with life and all its glory and hardships. 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...


It was not until his 1969 film, The Damned, that Visconti received a nomination for an Academy Award, for "Best Screenplay". However, he did not win. The film, one of Visconti's best-known works, is about a German industrialist family that slowly begins to disintegrate during World War II. The decadence and lavish beauty were archetypes of Visconti's aesthetic. For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... The Damned (Italian: La caduta degli dei, German: Götterdämmerung, i. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


Visconti's final film was The Innocent (1976), which has the reoccurring theme of infidelity and betrayal.


Filmography as Film Director

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Visconti as theatre and opera director

Visconti was also a celebrated theatre and opera director. During the years 1946-1960 he directed many performances of the Rina Morelli-Paolo Stoppa Company, with Vittorio Gassmann plus many celebrated productions of operas. The New Opera in Oslo, Norway The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... Vittorio Gassman (Il Mattatore) (September 1, 1922 - June 29, 2000) was an Italian theatre and film actor and director. ...


In many ways, Visconti's love of opera- and especially the operas of Giuseppe Verdi - is evidenced in the 1954 Senso, where the beginning of the film shows scenes from the fourth act of Il trovatore, which were filmed at the famed Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Beginning with a production at Milan's Teatro alla Scala of La vestale in December 1954, which Visconti directed, his career included a famous revival of La traviata at La Scala in 1955 with Maria Callas, and an equally famous Anna Bolena (also at La Scala) in 1957, also with Maria Callas. A significant 1958 Royal Opera House, Covent Garden London production of Verdi's five act Italian version of Don Carlos followed, along with a Macbeth in Spoleto in 1958 and a famous black-and-white Il trovatore (scenery and costumes designed by Filippo Sanjust) at Covent Garden in 1964. Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (either October 9 or 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. ... Il trovatore (The Troubadour) is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Leone Emanuele Bardare and Salvatore Cammarano, based on the play El Trobador by Antonio García Gutiérrez. ... Teatro La Fenice (the phoenix) is an opera house in Venice, Italy. ... Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venezsia) is the capital of region Veneto, and has a population of 271,663 (census estimate January 1, 2004). ... La Scala The Teatro alla Scala (or La Scala for short), in Milan, Italy, is one of the worlds most famous opera houses. ... La Vestale (The Vestal Virgin) is an opera composed by Gaspare Spontini to a French libretto by Etienne de Jouy. ... La traviata, an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, takes as its basis the novel La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, published in 1848. ... Maria Callas as Anna Bolena Anna Bolena is an Italian opera by Gaetano Donizetti. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Maria Callas (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας) (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek dramatic coloratura soprano and perhaps the best-known opera singer of the post-World War II period. ... The Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is a performing arts venue in London. ... Covent Garden is a district in central London and within the easterly bounds of the City of Westminster. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article refers to the opera Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi (and its revised Italian version, known as Don Carlo). ... For other uses, see Macbeth (disambiguation). ... Spoleto (Latin: Spoletium), 42°44′ N 12°44′ E, an ancient town in the Italian province of Perugia in east central Umbria, at 385 meters (1391 ft) above sea-level on a foothill of the Apennines. ... Il trovatore (The Troubadour) is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Leone Emanuele Bardare and Salvatore Cammarano, based on the play El Trobador by Antonio García Gutiérrez. ...


Opera productions directed by Visconti

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La traviata, an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, takes as its basis the novel La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, published in 1848. ... Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (either October 9 or 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Maria Callas as Anna Bolena Anna Bolena is an Italian opera by Gaetano Donizetti. ... Gaetano Donizetti Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (29 November 1797 – 8 April 1848) was a famous Italian opera composer. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Iphigénie en Tauride (Iphigeneia in Tauris) is an opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck in four acts. ... 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Personal life

Visconti made no secret of his bisexuality. His last partner was the Austrian actor Helmut Berger, who played Martin in The Damned. Berger also appeared in Visconti's Ludwig in 1972 and Conversation Piece in 1974 along with Burt Lancaster. Other lovers included Franco Zeffirelli.[3] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Helmut Berger (born May 29th 1944 as Helmut Steinberger in Bad Ischl, Austria) is an Austrian actor. ... Ludwig is a 1972 film by Italian director Luchino Visconti about the life and death of Ludwig II of Bavaria, mostly known today for his blind admiration for Richard Wagner and his commissioning of many palaces in Bavaria such as Neuschwanstein and Herrenchiemsee. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Conversation Piece is a song written by David Bowie. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Franco Zeffirelli (born Gianfranco Corsi on February 12, 1923), is an Italian film director. ...


Bibliographies

References

  1. ^ Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, Luchino Visconti, London: British Film Institute, 2003 ISBN 0-85170-961-3
  2. ^ Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, Luchino Visconti
  3. ^ Horacio Silva, "The Aristocrat", New York Times, September 17, 2006. An account of Visconti's life and work

Further reading

  • Bacon, Henry, Visconti: Explorations of Beauty and Decay, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998 ISBN 0-521-59960-1
  • Viscontiana: Luchino Visconti e il melodramma verdiano, Milan: Edizioni Gabriele Mazzotta, 2001. (A catalogue for an exhibition in Parma of artifacts relating to Visconti's productions of operas by Verdi, curated by Caterina d'Amico de Carvalho, in Italian. ISBN 8820215187

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Luchino Visconti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (821 words)
Luchino Visconti, Duke of Modrone (November 2, 1906 - March 17, 1976) was an Italian theatre and cinema director and writer.
Visconti was one Neo-realist director who was able to continue working throughout the 1950’s, although he veered away from the Neo-realist path with his 1954 film, “Senso,’ which was also filmed in Technicolor.
Visconti himself died in Rome of a stroke, brought upon by a life of heavy smoking, at the age of 69.
House of Visconti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (124 words)
The House of Visconti were a noble family whose effectual founder, Oddone, wrested control of the city of Milan from the rival Della Torre family in 1277.
The Visconti ruled Milan during the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance period, first as Lords of Milan, then, from 1395 as Dukes.
From Uberto, brother of Matteo I, came the lateral branch of dukes of Modrone; to this family belonged Luchino Visconti, one of the most prominent film directors of Italian neorealist cinema.
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