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The Leopard is a Italian epic period drama film by director Luchino Visconti, based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel of the same title. Contents. [ hide]. 1 Plot; 2 Cast; 3 Production; 4 Reception; 5 Versions; 6 Parody; 7 Awards and honors; 8 Home media; 9 Preservation; 10 References; 11 External links. Drama · The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 's Sicily. 14 Sep "The Leopard" was written by the only man who could have written it, directed by the only man who could have directed it, and stars the only man who could have played its title character. The first of these claims is irrefutable, because Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, a Sicilian aristocrat, wrote the story out.
Film details. Featuring. Burt Lancaster Claudia Cardinale Alain Delon. Director. Luchino Visconti. Countries. France Italy. Year. Genre. Period drama. Type. Film. Category. Fiction. 26 Aug Visconti's historical epic, based on Lampedusa's novel, notoriously had 40 minutes chopped from the running time for its (dubbed) American release. The full minute Italian-language original was not widely seen for another 20 years. This complete version had a British rerelease seven years ago. The Leopard. Peter Bradshaw: The battle scenes at the beginning of the film are awe-inspiring - clearly a source for Scorsese's Gangs of New York. Published: 1 May The Leopard. Topics. World cinema · Period and historical · Festivals · Warren Beatty · Emma Thompson · Film · Books · Music · Art & design · TV & radio .
8 Jun Arguably Luchino Visconti's best film and certainly the most personal of his historical epics, The Leopard chronicles the fortunes of Prince Fabrizio Salina and his family during the unification of Italy in the s. Based on the acclaimed novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, published posthumously in. Making its long-awaited U.S. home video debut, Luchino Visconti's The Leopard ( Il Gattopardo) is an epic on the grandest possible scale. The film recreates, with nostalgia, drama, and opulence, the tumultuous years of Italy's Risorgimento— when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a unified. 16 Jan The location for Luchino Visconti's lavish version of Giuseppe di Lampedusa's epic novel could only be Sicily, and it is – mainly around Palermo. Visconti initially wanted to use the medieval village of Palma di Montechiaro to represent ' Donnafugata', the family home of the princes of Salina, but this would.