from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Visconti, Gian Galeazzo 1351?-1402. Milanese leader who conquered Siena (1399), Perugia (1400), and Bologna (1402) and was a noted patron of the arts.
  • Visconti, Luchino. Duke of Modrone. 1906-1976. Italian stage and film director considered a founder of the Italian neo-realist style, which focused on ordinary people and postwar social issues. His films include La Terra Trema (1948) and Death in Venice (1971).

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  • n. Italian filmmaker (1906-1976)


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  • Visconti would have turned 100 today; Emanuel Levy marked the centennial a few weeks ago: "As with Antonioni, and later Pasolini and Bertolucci, there's an unresolved tension in Visconti's best work between his social Marxist perspective and the commitment to sheer cinematic aesthetics and the beauty of the image as a legit value in its own right, further complicated by his growing awareness of his homosexuality and its impact on his films."

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  • Roggio recalled Visconti as a kind man with a big heart. - News

  • The Cleveland Plain Dealer called Visconti's music "both mature and youthful, bristling with exhilarating musical ideas and a powerfully crafted lyricism."

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  • Yorick Le Saux has a look similar to some of the best in 60's Italian cinema such as Visconti and Antonioni.

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  • Highlights including Salvatore Ferragamo shoes created for Marilyn Monroe and creations by Piero Tosi for Luchino Visconti films will feature in the first part of the presentation, while designs from the 1960s to the present will receive special attention in a catwalk-like display by Michele De Lucchi.

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  • He also turned in memorable performances in "They Live By Night," "The Girl on the Velvet Swing," in which he played Harry Thaw, killer of architect Stanford White, and in "Senso," an Italian drama by director Luchino Visconti.

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  • Visconti picks up Tomasi's own alertness to the physicality of life; his film's images overwhelm us as ravishingly as Tomasi's words do.

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  • While she was perhaps best known for her portrayal as Elisabeth, Empress Consort of Austria in various popcorn romance films throughout her career, it was later work with luminaries such as Luchino Visconti, Claude Chabrol and Bertrand Tavernier that established Schneider as a screen legend.

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  • Now all of it will be going up—and down—in the Visconti courtyard, in the Denon wing, where the "Mona Lisa" hangs.

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  • Zomegnan has already suggested that Farnese Vini, home of current Italian champion Giovanni Visconti, will be included.

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