As noted in Dateline, Harpur Cinema presents ‘Bellissima’ (1952) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in LH-6. Anna Magnani portrays Maddalena, a poor woman, frustrated by her own limited circumstances and devalued life, who chases the dream of a glamorous film career for her “bellissima,” her most beautiful daughter. The drama is captured by Visconti with the same sensitivity to the yearnings of ordinary people with extraordinary dreams that won him international acclaim. Magnani won the Silver Ribbon, Italian Journalists, 1952
The film will also be shown at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, in LH-6. Admission is $4. For more information, call 607-777-4998.
The Libraries have many works both by and about director Luchino Visconti. A short selection is listed below.
Visconti : insights into flesh and blood, by Alexander García Düttmann ; trans. by Robert Savage Fine Arts PN1998.3.V57 G3713 2009
Luchino Visconti by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, Fine Arts PN1998.A3 V5855 2003
Visconti : explorations of beauty and decay by Henry Bacon, Fine Arts PN1998.3.V57 B34 1998
Luchino Visconti by Claretta Micheletti Tonetti, Fine Arts PN1998.3.V57 T66 1997
Films All DVD’s can be found at the Newcomb Reading Room Reserves Desk. Additional Visconti titles are available in the Kanopy database.
Le notti bianche = White nights, Newcomb Reading Room(Bartle) Reader Services Desk (DVD) — PN1997 .N6788 2005
Death in Venice Newcomb Reading Room(Bartle) Reader Services Desk (DVD) — PN1997 .D375 2004
Ossessione, Newcomb Reading Room(Bartle) Reader Services Desk (DVD) — PN1997 .O6773 2002