ROCCO E I SUOI FRATELLI [ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS] (1960) Set of 16 Italian photos


[Rome: Titanus, 1960]. Set of sixteen (16) vintage original 7 x 9 1/2″ (18 x 24 cm.) borderless Italian black-and-white photos, most of them have stamps on verso of Italian paparazzo G. B. Poletto. With stamps on verso of a photo agency, just about fine.

Luchino Visconti’s epic about a migrant family from southern Italy who come to a prosperous Milan, then an industrial center, and whose family gradually disintegrates under the weight of the new and unfamiliar world in which they find themselves. The film is now accepted as a masterpiece of post-war cinema, and it has been acknowledged by such directors as Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola as a major influence on their works, with Coppola specifically citing it as an important inspiration for The Godfather. Such future stars as Alain Delon and Claudia Cardinale were in a cast, along with Annie Girardot and Renato Salvatori.

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