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  • Welcome to the official Film/Art Gallery collection of original vintage movie posters for Luchino Visconti, from his critically acclaimed catalog of timeless cinematic contributions.

    Luchino Visconti¬†di Modrone, November 2, 1906 ‚Äď March 17, 1976), Count of Lonate Pozzolo, was an Italian theatre, opera and cinema director, and a screenwriter. Visconti smoked 120 cigarettes a day, which resulted in a stroke in 1972, but continued to smoke heavily. He died in Rome due to a stroke at the age of 69, on 17 March 1976. There is a museum dedicated to the Luchino‚Äôs work in Ischia.

    Luchino Visconti was born into a prominent family in Milan, one of seven children of Giuseppe Visconti di Modrone, Duke of Grazzano Visconti. In his early years, he was displaying an interest in art, music, and theatre. Visconti joined the Italian Communist Party during World War II.

    According to his autobiography, he and Umberto II of Italy had a homosexual relationship during their youth in the 1920s. Visconti made no secret of his bisexuality. His last partner was an Austrian actor, Helmut Berger, who played Martin in Visconti's film The Damned.

    He began his filmmaking in 1935 as an assistant director on Jean Renoir's Toni and Partie de Campagne (1936) through the intervention of their common friend Coco Chanel. He visited Hollywood for a short tour and returned to Italy to be Renoir's assistant again.

    He is best known for his films Ossessione (1943), Senso (1954), Rocco and His Brothers (1960), The Leopard (1963), The Damned (1969), Death in Venice (1971) and The Innocent (1976).

    Throughout the 1960s, Visconti's films became more personal. Il Gattopardo (The Leopard, 1963) is based on Lampedusa's novel about the decline of the Sicilian aristocracy at the time of the Risorgimento. Starring Burt Lancaster, an American actor, in the role of Prince Don Fabrizio. This film circulated in America and Britain by Twentieth-Century Fox, which deleted important scenes. Visconti repudiated the Twentieth-Century Fox version.

    Film/Art Gallery's Luchino Visconti movie poster collection includes Death in Venice film, in the Japanese version. Also, The Innocent, Visconti's final (1976) film, starring Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli & Jennifer O'Neill, Luchino Visconti poster artwork is by Istvan Bakos.

    Film/Art Gallery movie posters are original prints and film poster collectibles. These are original movie posters. We do not carry any movie poster reproductions or reprints of any kind.