Directed by Luchino Visconti
We have hit a string of movies that I have never even heard of, let alone seen which is why the reviews have been pretty sporadic as of late. However, with the holidays coming up expect to see a lot of posts coming your way.
So like I said, I had never heard of this movie before so I was shocked when I researched it and realized that it is one of the most acclaimed films of all time. Where the hell have I been? I am ashamed that I called myself a film buff!
Okay, so here is another secret. I thought the film was really dull. Don't get me wrong; it was completely beautiful. You can look at the above picture and see that it is a movie filled with vibrant sets and gorgeous colors. So technically and cinematically beautiful? Of course. Story wise? Eh...
You will notice that there is no plot summary here. That is because I was so bored that I really didn't know what was going on. I would space out for about thirty minutes and then I would check out the internet to see what I missed. However, there are very few plot summaries on this movie which does not bode well for the lazy viewer. Hey, if I am going to be guilted into watching this film, at least help me out.
Okay, so I take full responsibility for this one. I should have paid more attention and not playing with my gummy bears and making them act out stories. This will definitely be one that I have to come back to when the list is over. But for now..
Visconti initially bullied Burt Lancaster on set since he wasn't his first choice for the role. However, once Lancaster stood up to him in front of everyone, they developed a close friendship.
Warren Beatty, Laurence Olivier, and Marlon Brando were all considered for roles.