Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard

Leopard

“It is in the quality of his meditation on history that Visconti distinguishes himself from all other film-makers, past or present. There have been great film-makers who have occasionally delved into the past for one reason or another… But none of these, not even Eisenstein, applies to his re-creation of the past a serious and thought through theory of history… Perhaps it is because we  no longer expect movie-makers to be profound thinkers that Visconti’s greatness is no longer appreciated as it should be.” – Nowell-Smith

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