The Leopard [Il Gattopardo]

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963. Vintage borderless reference photograph of director Luchino Visconti on location with actor Burt Lancaster and others while shooting the 1963 film. Stamp specific to the film's French release, including its "logo," on the verso.

Based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's 1958 novel. Visconti's classic, spacious homage to the quiet death of the Sicilian aristocracy of the mid-nineteenth century, one of the great films of Italian midcentury cinema. Arguably the apex of Claudia Cardinale's career, and one of a handful of examples of Burt Lancaster's willingness to take on literate, complex roles. Winner of the Palme d'Or.

Shot on location in Rome, Lazio, and Sicily, Italy.

10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus.

[Book #153969]