Luchino Visconti — Vaghe stelle dell’Orsa (“SANDRA”: Screenplay with Introduction. Illustrated)

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VISCONTI, Luchino. – Bianchi, Pietro (ed.): . Luchino Visconti: Vaghe stelle dell’Orsa (“SANDRA”: Screenplay with Introduction. Illustrated). Bologna: Cappelli Editore, 1965. Tall 8vo in original hardcover boards with dustjacket. 202 pp. With black and white plates. Text in original Italian. Scraping to free front endpaper else clean. Well preserved copy

First limited edition, published as part of the series “Collana cinematografica”, 34.i. Numbered copy (# 153). Includes the original screenplay in Italian, as well as essays Visconti, Bianchi et al. “Sandra” (Italian: Vaghe stelle dell’Orsa, lit. ’Glimmering stars of the Great Bear’) is a 1965 drama film directed and co-written by Luchino Visconti, and starring Claudia Cardinale, Jean Sorel, and Michael Craig. A modern-day retelling of the Electra story, the film centers on the incestuous relationship between a young Italian woman (Cardinale) and her brother (Sorel), on her return to their ancestral home of Volterra. It premiered at the 26th Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Golden Lion. “As ever with Visconti, he is ambivalently drawn to the decadent society he is ostensibly criticising; and Armando Nannuzzi’s camera lovingly caresses the creaking old mansion, set in a landscape of crumbling ruins, where the incestuous siblings determine to wreak revenge on the mother (Bell) and stepfather (Ricci) who supposedly denounced their father. The title, culled from the poem “Le ricordanze” by Giacomo Leopardi, could be translated as ‘Glimmering stars of the Great Bear’, and has a strong resonance with the movie’s plot”.

Luchino Visconti — Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa ("SANDRA": Screenplay with Introduction. Illustrated)

300,00 kr.

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