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... 

Le notti bianche

January 30, 2006

When Fyodor Dostoyevsky was 27 years old, he wrote a series of columns for the Saint Petersburg Gazette. They were short pieces about his observations on city life and were eventually published as the Petersburg Chronicle. Luchino Visconti’s Le notti... 

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...