My Favorite Luchino Visconti Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Leopard (1963)

2.   Senso (1954)

3.   Death in Venice (1971)

4.   Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

5.   Bellissima (1951)

6.   La Terra Trema (1948)

7.   White Nights (1957)

8.   Ossessione (1943)

9.   Ludwig (1972)

10. Conversation Piece (1974)

11. The Damned (1969)

12. The Innocent (1976)

13. The Stranger (1967)
(I watched it on youtube)

14. Sandra (1965)
(I watched it on youtube)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   Boccaccio ’70 (1962)
(Segment: “Il Lavoro”)
(Anthology Film)

2 thoughts on “My Favorite Luchino Visconti Films

  1. I agree with your top choice here, John. Then I would probably put ‘Rocco’ at number two, and The Damned at three.
    Death In Venice is good to look at, but it left me wanting, for some reason.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Please Death in Venice another chance because it really is a masterful film. Having said that, I take it that The Damned is your favorite of Luchino Visconti’s official or unofficial “German Trilogy” which began in 1969 with The Damned, continued in 1971 with Death in Venice and concluded in 1973 with Ludwig. All of the cast is fantastic in The Damned and who can forget Helmut Berger’s electrifying performance of the perverted Martin von Essenbeck. Not only that, but the Art Deco is just dazzling and Visconti’s view of Nazi Germany could not be more frightening and grandiose. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

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