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Luchino Visconti

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Also Known As: Died: March 17, 1976
Born: November 2, 1906 Cause of Death: influenza and heart disease
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Director ...
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"I was impelled toward the cinema by, above all, the need to tell stories of people who were alive, of people living amid things and not of the things themselves. The cinema that interests me is an anthropomorphic cinema. The most humble gestures of man, his bearing, his feelings, and instincts are sufficient to make the things that surround him poetic and alive. The significance of the human being, his presence, is the only thing that could dominate the images. The ambience that it creates and the living presence of its passions give them life and depth. And its momentary absence from the luminous rectangle gives to everything an appearance of dead nature." Visconti (1943).

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