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Conversation Piece (1974) | Luchino Visconti's meditation on family, beauty and decadence is a quiet achiever

Directed with operatic flare by Luchino Visconti (following his recovery from a stroke), 1974’s Conversation Piece is dominated by a finely controlled turn by Burt Lancaster as a retired American professor who has filled his apartment in Rome with 18th-century paintings of family groups known as ‘conversation pieces’. 175 more words

Must-See

MOVIE REVIEW | Rope of Sand (1949)

In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “I was constantly entertained every time the two power hitters came up to bat.”


“Consider the diamond itself for instance. 530 more words

Reader

Herts Jazz FILM Festival 2016: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

This is the second in a series of posts about films being screened in the first ever Herts Jazz FILM Festival (HJFF), which takes place on 16-18 September and 2 October in Welwyn Garden City. 788 more words

Film

Executive Action (1973)

That’s What They Want You To Think!

Executive Action was released 10 years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and thus is a film by those who remember the day and its aftermath so vividly. 553 more words

Movie Reviews

Pic of the Day: From Here to Eternity (1953)

(Above) French-language poster for Fred Zinnemann’s 1953 Best Picture winner From Here to Eternity, an advert immortalizing Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr’s adulterous oceanside kiss. 237 more words

Posters And Cover Art

Film Review - The Killers

The Killers

1946

Director: Robert Siodmak

The Killers is one of those film noirs that always tends to find itself lumped in the ‘near-miss’ or ‘honourable mention’ category when people assemble a list of their favourite films. 825 more words

Crime

Luchino Visconti's - GRUPPO DI FAMIGLIA IN UN INTERNO/CONVERSATION PIECE - out on dual fromat dvd/Blu Ray

GRUPPO DI FAMIGLIA IN UN INTERNO/CONVERSATION PIECE (18) 1974 VISCONTI, LUCHINO DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY/DVD £19.99
Retired American professor lives in Rome, but living upstairs is an Italian family who turn his cosy ordered life upside down by their antisocial lifestyle. 46 more words

Italian Cinema