May 11th, 2012: The Leopard (1963)

Cast and Crew:  Luchino Visconti (Director); Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon, Terrence Hill

What It’s About:  The unification of Italy and the end of its landed aristocracy and move into modernity as  seen through the lens of Prince Don Fabrizio Salina (Burt Lancaster) and his family.

Why Watch it Today?:  Garibaldi and his men landed in Sicily today in 1860, an event depicted in the film and which began the creation of modern Italy.  

Where to Get It: Amazon, iTunes and Vudu; Netflix (Rental)

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