Death in Venice 02/23/19
High class Italo filmmaking slips into the ’70s with Luchino Visconti still on top. This handsomely appointed period drama recreates Venice of 1910. Make that a highly stylized recreated Venice. As curiously enacted by Dirk Bogarde, Thomas Mann’s story of a composer’s inner turmoil over a maddeningly attractive teenaged boy becomes a one-man ordeal. With Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Marisa Berenson and Silvana Mangano. On Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.