Luchino Visconti: Articles

'Million Dollar Baby' Movie: Clint Eastwood Cliché-Ridden Boxing Melodrama

'Million Dollar Baby' movie with Hilary Swank and Clint Eastwood. 'Million Dollar Baby' movie: Clint Eastwood contrived, overlong drama made (barely) watchable by first-rate central performance Fresh off the enthusiastically received – and insincere – Mystic River, Clint Eastwood went on to tackle the ups and downs of the boxing […]

'Senso' Review: Alida Valli, Farley Granger Luchino Visconti

SENSO (1954) Dir.: Luchino Visconti Cast: Alida Valli, Farley Granger, Heinz Moog, Nina Morelli, Massimo Girotti, Christian Marquand, Sergio Fantoni Scr.: Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Luchino Visconti; from Camillo Boito's novella Alida Valli, Farley Granger, Senso Critical consensus regards Luchino Visconti's Senso as a radical departure, a sign of the director's […]

Pioneering Woman Screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico Dies: 'Bicycle Thieves' + 'The Organizer'

Suso Cecchi D'Amico, the only top female screenwriter in the post-war Italian cinema, died today in Rome. She had turned 96 on July 14. According to reports, no cause of death was given. Chiefly among Cecchi D'Amico's screenwriting contributions – nearly 120 of them – are those for Vittorio de […]

Artistic License: How Far Can It Go? The Robert Pattinson 'Libishomem' Nonsense

Artistic license in 'Breaking Dawn': Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart in Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight (top); Robert Pattinson, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed in Chris Weitz's The Twilight Saga: New Moon (bottom). Does this man look like a “Libishomem” to you? In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, officially two […]

Luca Argentero & Matthew Macfadyen + Isabelle Huppert & Kate Beckinsale: Cannes Film Festival

Luca Argentero and Myriam Catania: Martin Scorsese party at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Luca Argentero and Myriam Catania: Martin Scorsese party at Cannes Film Festival Model and David di Donatello nominee Luca Argentero and actress Myriam Catania attend the Vanity Fair and Gucci party honoring Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin […]

Claudia Cardinale & Alain Delon + Meg Ryan & Pilar López de Ayala: Cannes Film Festival

Claudia Cardinale: Screen legend at Cannes Film Festival. Claudia Cardinale: 'The Leopard' premiere at Cannes Claudia Cardinale arrives at the premiere of the new restoration of Luchino Visconti's 1963 Palme d'Or winner The Leopard / Il Gattopardo, held at the Palais des Festivals on May 14, during the 2010 Cannes […]

Claudia Cardinale Remembers Luchino Visconti

At, there's a curious chat with screen legend Claudia Cardinale and French newcomer Alexandre Styker. Here's a brief quote from the piece: “'I would have liked to have worked with Visconti too,' the young man [Styker] continues to discuss his unrealised dreams. 'Of course,' Claudia replies, 'the man was […]

'White Nights' Movie Review: Luchino Visconti Un-Hollywoodian Love Story

'White Nights' with Maria Schell and Marcello Mastroianni. 'White Nights' movie review: Luchino Visconti's 'un-Hollywoodian tale of love' Adapted from Fyodor Dostoevsky's story of the same name, Luchino Visconti's 1957 drama White Nights / Le Notti bianche, winner of that year's Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, is not […]