The following films were directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. They are "L'Avventura" (1960), English: "The Adventure", a drama about a woman who disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip; "L'Eclisse" (1962), English: "The Eclipse", a romantic drama where a young woman meets a vital young man and their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature; and "Blow-Up" (1966), a psychological mystery thriller where a London photographer, spending most of his time photographing fashion models, one day thinks he may have photographed something far more sinister: a murder. The 1963 film "The Leopard", Italian: Il Gattopardo, "The Serval" and French: Le Guépard, lit. 'The Cheetah', was not directed by Antonioni. This film is a historical drama that was directed and co-written by Luchino Visconti, based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's 1958 novel "The Leopard".

Visconti’s "The Leopard" is an epic that recreates on film, with nostalgia, drama, and opulence, the tumultuous years of Italy's Risorgimento—when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a unified, democratic Italy. Burt Lancaster stars as an aging prince watching his culture and fortune wane. A new generation is in power and is represented by the prince's upstart nephew (Alain Delon) and the young man's beautiful fiancée (Claudia Cardinale). "The Leopard" translates Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel, and the history it recounts, into a very hard to forget cinematic true story.

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