This time on the podcast, Scott is joined by David Blakeslee and Trevor Berrett to discuss Luchino Visconti’s Senso.
About the film:
This lush, Technicolor tragic romance from Luchino Visconti stars Alida Valli as a nineteenth-century Italian countess who, during the Austrian occupation of her country, puts her marriage and political principles on the line by engaging in a torrid affair with a dashing Austrian lieutenant, played by Farley Granger. Gilded with ornate costumes and sets and a rich classical soundtrack, and featuring fearless performances, this operatic melodrama is an extraordinary evocation of reckless emotions and deranged lust, from one of the cinema’s great sensualists.
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Watch Criterion’s Three Reasons Video:
- Senso (1954) – The Criterion Collection
- Senso and Sensibility – The Criterion Collection
- Senso (1954) – IMDb
- Senso – Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
- Roger Ebert’s Great Movies Essay
- Visconti’s Senso and the Evolving Italian Cinema
- A Second Look: Luchino Visconti’s Senso – LA Times
- Movie Review – Senso – Luchino Visconti’s ‘Senso’ Arrives on Bleecker Street – NY Times
- Scott Nye (Twitter / Battleship Pretension)
- David Blakeslee (Twitter / Criterion Reflections)
- Trevor Berrett (Twitter / Mookse and Gripes)
Music from this episode is by Gino Paoli and Jonas Kaufman, the latter from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore.