A Look at Film and Classic Literature

{Ed. Note: This is an article from guest contributor Robert D. Bailey.  Mr. Bailey has had a long and successful career in the film industry, mostly in visual effects (including matte photography for Blade Runner and matte camera for Dances with Wolves, though also as a director, producer, writer and editor.} Film and literature have had a long and often contentious relationship. Many classic films … Continue reading A Look at Film and Classic Literature

The Leopard, by Giuseppe di Lampedusa, Arion Press (2014)

{Ed. Note: Much of the text describing the story is taken from an earlier Books and Vines review of the same story, in that instance from an edition from the Limited Editions Club.} Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s The Leopard is considered one of the most important Italian novels ever written, in addition to being the top-selling novel in Italian history. It is certainly one of the greatest historical  novels in … Continue reading The Leopard, by Giuseppe di Lampedusa, Arion Press (2014)

The Leopard, a film by Luchino Visconti (1963)

{Ed. Note: A couple weeks back, Books and Vines took a look at the great Italian novel The Leopard, by Giuseppe di Lampedusa. The Leopard is one of the few great works of literature that made the transition to the big screen in a manner which, at least artistically, is not terribly disappointing and, in fact, can stand on its own as a great work. The … Continue reading The Leopard, a film by Luchino Visconti (1963)

The Leopard, by Giuseppe di Lampedusa, Limited Editions Club (1988)

Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s The Leopard is considered one of the most important Italian novels ever written, in addition to being the top-selling novel in Italian history. It is certainly one of the greatest historical  novels in world literature, and along with another great Italian work, The Betrothed, really is a  ‘must read’ for anyone considering themselves well read and/or for those wanting a real feel for the … Continue reading The Leopard, by Giuseppe di Lampedusa, Limited Editions Club (1988)