Death in Venice

High class Italo filmmaking slips into the ’70s with Luchino Visconti still on top. This handsomely appointed period drama recreates Venice of 1910. Make that a highly stylized recreated Venice. As curiously enacted by Dirk Bogarde, Thomas Mann’s story of a composer’s inner turmoil over a maddeningly attractive teenaged boy becomes a one-man ordeal.

Death in Venice

Blu-ray

The Criterion Collection 962

1971 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 131 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date February 25, 2019 / 39.95

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Nora Ricci, Marisa Berenson,

Carole André, Björn Andrésen, Silvana Mangano.

Cinematography: Pasquale De Santis

Costume Designer: Piero Tosi

Art Direction: Ferdinando Scarfiotti

Music selections: Gustav Mahler, Beethoven, Mussorgsky

Film Editor: Ruggero Mastroianni

Written by Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco from the novel by Thomas Mann

Produced by Robert Gordon Edwards, Mario Gallo, Luchino Visconti

Directed by Luchino Visconti

See Venice and die… or isn’t it supposed to be ‘see Rome and die?
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