Tag: Luchino Visconti

  • #29: La terra trema (Luchino Visconti, 1948)

    #29: La terra trema (Luchino Visconti, 1948)

    Luchino Visconti’s second film follows a Sicilian fishing family who strives to rise up out of poverty, but face hardships at every turn.

  • #15: L’Innocente (Luchino Visconti, 1976)

    #15: L’Innocente (Luchino Visconti, 1976)

    This episode features an audio essay on Luchino Visconti’s final film L’Innocente (The Innocent), discussing the film’s themes of dishonesty, self-interest, and religion. I also explore the sharp dichotomy between interior and exterior spaces, and how it parallels the cultural and psychological restraints entrapping the lead characters. Plus, some quick news updates on the David di…

  • #02: Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti, 1971)

    #02: Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti, 1971)

    On this episode, we’re discussing Luchino Visconti’s Death in Venice (1971) with special guest and Visconti aficionado Jon Laubinger (Film Baby Film, The 25th Frame Media)! We go into the film’s themes of beauty, art, and decay, as well as how setting and geography fit into this dark tale. Jon also shares great insight around how Death…

  • Le Notti Bianche (1957)

    Le Notti Bianche (1957)

    Le Notti Bianche, or White Nights, is a dark yet passionate film about love, loneliness, and sacrifice. A young man and woman, Mario and Natalia, meet by chance one night as Mario is strolling the streets of their small village. The artificiality of the sets and casual nature of their acquaintance misleads the viewer into believing…