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Uniform Title Senso (Motion picture)
Title Senso / Janus Films ; Studio Canal presents ; soggetto di Luchino Visconti e Suso Cecchi D'Amico ; sceneggiatura di Suso Cecchi D'Amico e Luchino Visconti con la collaborazione di Carlo Alianello, Giorgio Bassani, Giorgio Prosperi ; collaborazione ai dialoghi di Tennessee Williams e Paul Bowles ; un film LUX ; diretto da Luchino Visconti.

Publication Info. Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, 2010.


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 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult FOREIGN DVD  DVD FOREIGN-ITA-S    Check Shelf
Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm)
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
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Dolby digital
NTSC rdabs
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DVD video
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Motion pictures lcgft
Series Criterion collection ; 556
Criterion collection ; 556.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; full screen presentation, preserving the 1.33 :1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition.
Language In Italian with optional subtitles in English.
Cast Farley Granger, Alida Valli, Massimo Girotti, Heinz Moog, Rina Morelli, Christian Marquand, Sergio Fantoni, Tino Bianchi, Ernst Nadherny, Tonio Selwart, Marcella Mariani.
Credits Cinematography, G.R. Aldo and Robert Krasker ; music, Anton Bruckner, Symphony no. 7, performed by Orchestra Sinfonica della Radiotelevisione Italiana, Franco Ferrara, conductor ; editing, Mario Serandrei ; costumes, Marcel Escoffier and Piero Cosi ; set design, Ottavio Scotti ; restored by Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia / Cineteca Nazionale, Cineteca di Bologna.
Note Based on the novella "Senso" by Camillo Boito.
Originally produced as an Italian motion picture in 1954.
Full screen (1.33:1).
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary In Venice, during the spring of 1866, it is the last month of the Austrian occupation of the Veneto. The Italian government has forged a pact with Prussia, and another war of liberation in the ongoing Risorgimento is imminent. Countess Livia Serpieri, unloved by her collaborator-husband but sympathetic to the cause of freedom espoused by her patriotic cousin Roberto, meets Austrian officer Franz Mahler as she begs him to call off a duel with Roberto. She falls in love with young, philandering, and mercenary officer, the country marches to revolution, and her dedication to the cause wilts under her desire and obsession. Mesmerized by him, she betrays not only her husband and cousin, but the revolution, too, with tragic results.
Contents Disc 1. The film. Venice, spring 1866 -- A challenge made -- Lieutenant Franz Mahler -- The streets of Venice -- A verse from Heine -- The Austrian barracks -- Franz's rented room -- "Maybe he was with Kati" -- 349, Campo San Geremia -- The quiet villa in Aldeno -- Hidden in the granary -- A great fire -- Two thousand florins -- The battle of Custoza -- "I received a letter from Franz" -- A carriage ride -- "I'm not an officer now" -- "I came to carry out my duty as a loyal subject" -- Firing squad -- Color bars (123 min.) (1954); Special features: The Making of Senso [featurette] (34 min.); Peter Cowie [visual essay, in English] (29 min.).
Disc two. Special features: The Wanton Countess -- Venice, spring 1866 -- A challenge made -- The streets of Venice -- The Austrian barracks -- Franz's rented room -- "Maybe he was with Kati" -- 349, Campo San Geremia -- The quiet villa in Aldeno -- Hidden in the granary -- A great fire -- Two thousand florins -- The battle of Custoza -- A carriage ride -- "I'm not an officer now" -- "I came to carry out my duty as a loyal subject" -- Firing squad / Harvard Film Archive [Abridged English version] (94 min.) -- Viva Verdi: Visconti and opera / producer, Issa Clubb ; Criterion Collection (36 min.) (2010) -- Man of three worlds : Luchino Visconti / interview and script by Ricardo Aragno ; produced and directed by Francis Coleman ; BBC-TV [b & w] (50 min.) (1966); Booklet includes the essays "'Senso' and sensibility" by Mark Rappaport and "Il Conte" by Farley Granger.
Subject Adultery -- Drama.
Treason -- Drama.
Women -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Austrians -- Italy -- Venice -- Drama.
Venice (Italy) -- History -- 1866- -- Drama.
Italy -- History -- 1849-1870 -- Drama.
Treason. (OCoLC)fst01155838
Adultery. (OCoLC)fst00797378
Austrians. (OCoLC)fst00821579
Man-woman relationships. (OCoLC)fst01007080
Women -- Conduct of life. (OCoLC)fst01176610
Italy. (OCoLC)fst01204565
Italy -- Venice. (OCoLC)fst01204473
Chronological Term Since 1849
Genre/Form Foreign films.
Italian films.
War films. (OCoLC)fst01710402
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Film adaptations. (OCoLC)fst01710491
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Historical films. (OCoLC)fst01710314
Romance films. (OCoLC)fst01710332
Feature films.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Romance films.
War films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures) -- Italy.
Historical films -- Italy.
Romance films -- Italy.
War films -- Italy.
Feature films -- Italy.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures -- Italy.
Italian language films.
Added Author Visconti, Luchino, 1906-1976. Adapter. Screenwriter. Director.
Cecchi d'Amico, Suso. Adapter. Screenwriter.
Alianello, Carlo, 1901-1981. Screenwriter.
Bassani, Giorgio, 1916-2000. Screenwriter.
Prosperi, Giorgio, 1911-1997. Screenwriter.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Author of dialog.
Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999. Author of dialog.
Granger, Farley. Actor.
Valli, Alida, 1921-2006. Actor.
Girotti, Massimo, 1918-2003. Actor.
Moog, Heinz. Actor.
Morelli, Rina, 1908-1976. Actor.
Marquand, Christian, 1927-2000. Actor.
Fantoni, Sergio, 1930-2020. Actor.
Bianchi, Tino, 1905-1996. Actor.
Nadherny, Ernst, Freiherr von, 1885-1966. Actor.
Selwart, Tonio. Actor.
Mariani, Marcella, 1936-1955. Actor.
Graziati, Aldo, 1902-1953, director of photography.
Krasker, Robert, director of photography.
Serandrei, Mario, 1907-1966, editor of moving image work.
Rappaport, Mark, writer of supplementary textual content.
Clubb, Issa. Producer.
Aragno, Riccardo.
Coleman, Francis.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Boito, Camillo, 1836-1914. Senso.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Janus Films.
Studio Canal.
Lux film (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Wanton countess.
ISBN 9781604653892
Standard No. 715515068215
Music No. CC1982D The Criterion Collection
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