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Chicago – Many great films have been made about the changing of eras and the passing of power from one generation to another. But few are as masterfully conceived and as lovingly detailed as Italian filmmaker Luchino Visconti’s 1963 classic “The Leopard.” Gorgeously restored on Blu-Ray, this near-masterpiece was sliced and diced by Hollywood for American audiences, but is now presented in its original three-hour running time.
As one of the founders of Italian neorealism, Visconti is well known for his depictions of upper-class life, which are somewhat inspired by his own upbringing in one of Italy’s wealthiest families. Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s 1958 novel of “The Leopard,” published a few months after the author’s death, was an ideal fit for Visconti’s stylistic and thematic obsessions. The story centers on members of the Sicilian aristocracy during the Risorgimento (Italian unification) of the early 1860s. The aristocracy’s delicate »
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June 26. Bologna is nice and quiet this year after Italy's World Cup defeat. It's a pointed contrast to the 2006 edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato, when the national team came home the victors from Olympiastadion in Berlin. Fireworks blazed, drivers honked incessantly and fans raged through the streets. Morale was up for football lovers, and distractions were abound for the thousand or so guests of the world's foremost festival of old films. The customary outdoor screening in the Piazza Maggiore was even replaced, much to the befuddlement of cinema population, with a projection of Italy's semi-final battle against the German team.
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