The Leopard Movie Review Summary

Actors: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa, Romolo Valli, Terence Hill

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THE LEOPARD (Il Gattopardo) is a movie co-written and directed by Luchino Visconti in 1963. Golden Palm of the 1963 Cannes Film Festival.
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This film (180 min.) describes how the family of the Prince Salina, a wealthy Sicilian landowner, is affected by the 1860 Italian revolution led by Garibaldi and his army. Salina understands quickly that the revolution won't change anything. He will however help his nephew, the Count Tancredi, to become integrated in this new society ruled by money by supporting Tancredi's marriage with the daughter of a wealthy parvenu. The most famous moment of the movie is an hour long ball scene describing the agony of the old order represented by the Prince Salina.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Italian Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of "the rich" Kind of conflict:    -   revolution

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Prairie?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of dancing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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