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03.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Although Italian director Luchino Visconti was a pioneer of the grungy, grit-and-all filmmaking style called neorealism, he also loved all things grand and operatic. His final film, L�Innocente (1976), was in the latter mode, a costume drama in the high style of �70s art house film. It�s out now on DVD. Based on the novel by early 20th century author-adventurer Gabriele D�Annunzio, L�In...
11.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Ludwig II remains one of the 19th century�s most famous monarchs. Unlike his peers, his reputation rests neither on war nor diplomacy, repression nor reform, but on art and madness. As ruler of Bavaria, a kingdom that became an autonomous state of the German Empire during his reign, Ludwig spend a fortune supporting the composer Richard Wagner and rearing fairytale castles that probably became t...