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Luchino Visconti
Director, The Damned (1969)
There is no more overblown, self-inflated and preposterous reputation in film than that of Luchino Visconti. The Damned, included in the ten-best Pantheon of both Vincent Canby and
Judith Crist, is meant to be tragic and terrifying, but it emerges as the ludicrous flailings of puny puppets in inscrutable, wooden frenzies.
(John Simon, National Review)
Writer, Director, Death in Venice (1971)
Instead of bringing the story to life, Visconti has, I'm afraid, embalmed it.
(Vincent Canby, New York Times)
The movie is a unique insult: it is a travesty of the work of two of the most beloved artists of the early twentieth century - Thomas Mann and Gustav Mahler.
(David Denby, Atlantic)
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