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La Terra Trema(1947)
Although a financial misfire upon its initial Italian release, this Luchino Visconti drama has emerged as a classic of the neo-realistic movement. Non-professional actors tell the simple human tale of a small fishing village whose lifeblood is being drained by greedy northern entrepreneurs. The uncredited cast includes Antonio Arcidiacono, ... more
In this cynical and comic film from director Luchino Visconti, Sylvia Magnani plays a "stage mother" who pushes her young daughter into a screen test at a movie studio. While Magnani places a high value on the dream of stardom for her child, her abusive husband doesn't share her desires, and the crushing competition in the industry ... more
Luchino Visconti's classic story of love and war, set amidst the war between Austria and Venice in the 1860s. Farley Granger and Alida Valli star as a member of the bourgeoisie and an aristocrat in this study of emotional relationships. With Christian Marquand, Heinz Moog, Rina Morelli. This release also includes the English-language ... more
A sentimental and uncharacteristically dreamlike Luchino Visconti drama, based on a story by Dostoyevsky. Shy clerk Marcello Mastroianni meets beautiful Maria Schell on a bridge where she waits for the return of her sailor lover. Smitten, Mastroianni tries to convince her that the sailor's never coming back and to go dancing with him. ... more
Set in revolutionary Italy in the mid-1800s, director Luchino Visconti's masterful ode to a bygone age stars Burt Lancaster as a Sicilian prince who seeks to preserve his family's aristocratic way of life by marrying off nephew Alain Delon to beautiful Claudia Cardinale, daughter of a wealthy, boorish merchant. The lush drama culminates ... more
The final work from director Luchino Visconti is a lush, erotic tale set in late 1800s Italy. Aristocrat Giancarlo Giannini has an affair with widow Jennifer O'Neill, ignoring long-suffering wife Laura Antonelli...until she begins seeing a young author and ignites a dramatic confrontation. 127 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: ... more