Senso: Criterion Collection

February 18, 2011

Despite the presence of Hollywood actor Farley Granger and European movie star Alida Valli, Luchino Visconti’s Senso (1954) was not given a proper theatrical release in the United States until 1968 – more than ten years after it was made and given... 

The Leopard

March 30, 2003

Adapted from a novella by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, The Leopard (1963) paints a vivid picture of the Italian aristocracy falling from grace and the middle class revolting to form a more democratic Italy on an epic canvas. Caught up in this class revolution...