Annie Girardot & Alain Delon in “Rocco e i suoi fratelli”
Helmut Berger & Ingrid Thulin in “La caduta degli dei”
Romy Schneider in “Boccaccio ‘70”, 1962.
We were the leopards, the lions, those who take our place will be jackals and sheep, and the whole lot of us - leopards, lions, jackals and sheep - will continue to think ourselves the salt of the earth.
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)