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The Leopard


Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa View All


Luchino Visconti (Screenplay), Luchino Visconti (Director) View All

Released: Mar. 28th, 1963
Runtime: 3 hours, 6 minutes
As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war hero nephew, Tancredi, to marry Angelica, the beautiful daughter of gauche, bourgeois Don Calogero, in order to maintain the family's accustomed level of comfort and political clout.
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Visually The Leopard looks great (like many Italian epics do) but for me Visconti's love for opera is little too emphasized with scenes that feel like he was directing for stage instead of film.
Citizen Rules
The Leopard is a film all dressed up with no where to go...A grand epic without life.