The Making of SENSO
Senso • 33m
This 2011 documentary traces the history of SENSO, from its origins in a Camillo Boito novella to its reception in Italy, and features interviews with assistant director Francesco Rosi, cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno, costume designer Piero Tosi, and Caterina D’Amico, a Visconti biographer and the daughter of screenwriter Suso Cecchi D’Amico.
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In this 2011 visual essay, film scholar Peter Cowie looks at the various themes—pictorial, musical, and political—that director Luchino Visconti wove together to create SENSO.
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Filmmaker Luchino Visconti was also an important opera director. SENSO begins in Venice’s Teatro La Fenice opera house, and the spirit of opera infuses the picture. In this 2011 documentary, film scholar Peter Brunette, historian Stefano Albertini, and author Wayne Koestenbaum highlight the theme...