Damned, The (1969): Visconti’s German Trilogy

(Italian title: La Caduta Degli Dei) The German title of Luchino Visconti’s film, “Gotterdammerung,” after Wagner’s opera, may say it all.  “The Damned” is a highly melodramatic tale of decadence and corruption, drawing parallels between the decline and demise of a rich family of industrialists and the rise of Hitler and Nazism. A major international … Continue reading Damned, The (1969): Visconti’s German Trilogy