You must never smile like that. You must never smile like that at anyone.
Le Notti Bianche (dir. Luchino Visconti, 1957)
You mustn’t feel remorse. I was wrong to make you doubt him. Go to him. God bless you for the moment of happiness you gave me. Even a moment’s worth can last a lifetime.
Alida Valli and Farley Granger on the set of ‘Senso’, photographed by Herbert List, 1953.
November 2, 1906 — March 17, 1976
“The script always serves only as a basis or springboard for the shooting to come. I invent as I need to when filming, especially as I take into account location, weather, and light, and perhaps above all as I re-think the dramatic necessities of the narrative—what has to happen, that is, as opposed to what might happen. This is the way I work on each of my films.”
Charlotte Rampling in The Damned // La caduta degli dei (Luchino Visconti - 1969)
Farley Granger & Alida Valli in Senso (dir. Luchino Visconti)