The first of these claims is irrefutable, because Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, a Sicilian aristocrat, wrote the story out of his own heart and. Visconti's widescreen masterpiece is one of the cinema's richest visual experiences. Based on the classic novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, it tells of an. If you wish to make a movie about the collapse of an age-old social order, it helps if you have enough money to convey the epic grandeur and. The Leopard is being re-released by the BFI this week in a new digital restoration . Luchino Visconti's adaptation of Giuseppe Tomasi di. I am transfixed by “The Leopard” – people, places, smell, taste. I was totally in love with the images, with the historical mixture in them. He is the last European. Making its long-awaited U.S. home video debut, Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) is an epic on the grandest possible scale. Awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, The Leopard translates Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel, and the history it. Adapting Giuseppe di Lampedusa's literary masterwork, director Luchino Visconti focuses on philosophical, melancholic Prince Salina (Burt Lancaster). Itinerary: "Walking with the Leopard" - the walking tour is dedicated to the writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and the route is in the Kalsa quarter, the. Visconti. November 3 - January 2. The Gene Siskel Film Center, in partnership The culmination of his mature style came in THE LEOPARD (), initially.