Thursday, November 02, 2017

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Alfred: Wisdom. Truth. Human Dignity. All finished! Now there
is no reason why you cannot go to your grave with your music.

The great Luchino Visconti was born on this day in 1906.
What's your favorite of his movies?
I just named mine earlier this week!


joel65913 said...

I'm torn between Senso and Ossessione leaning more towards the first because of its gorgeous colors and the cast.

Anonymous said...

God this movie was so weird. So stilted and that kid could not act his way out of a paper bag.

Bill Carter said...

I was surprised, a while back, to discover that Tadzio was based on a real person, Adzio Moes, the son of the Polish Baron Aleksander Juliusz Moes and Countess Janina Miączyńska, and that he was still alive when the Visconti film was released. He'd been aware of the book since the 1920s, when a relative pointed out the similarities.

Moes himself had a fascinating life. Good article about it here: