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 (vĭs-kōn′tē, vēs-), Luchino Duke of Modrone. 1906-1976.
Italian filmmaker whose Ossessione (1943) helped inaugurate Italian neorealism, a style that emphasized socially conscious stories shot on location with nonprofessional actors.
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(Italian visˈkonti)
1. (Biography) the ruling family of Milan from 1277 to 1447
2. (Biography) Luchino, real name Luchino Visconti de Modrone. 1906–76, Italian stage and film director, whose neorealist films include Ossessione (1942). His other films include The Leopard (1963), Death in Venice (1970), and The Innocents (1976)
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(vɪsˈkɒn ti)

an Italian family that ruled Milan and Lombardy from 1277 to 1447.
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Noun1.Visconti - Italian filmmaker (1906-1976)
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He married Bianca Maria Visconti, a natural daughter of Filippo Visconti, the Duke of Milan, on whose death he procured his own elevation to the duchy.
"His son's life was not safe under the Visconti; he fled to Venice, and his name was inscribed on the Golden Book.
It was through this line of work he met stage and film director Luchino Visconti, who then hired him to help with his 1949 take on Shakespearean tragedy Troilus and Cressida.
The website allows users to direct their phone's camera towards the moon and, once perfectly aligned, unlock the brand new 2019 Tony Visconti mix of Space Oddity before the track is released as a digital single for streaming and digital download.
Marc Almond's illustrious, diverse and maverick career has seen him sell over 35 million records worldwide, as well as collaborate with the likes of Gene Pitney, Tony Visconti and of course Jools Holland.
The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan met today in Vienna for the first time under the auspices of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stephane Visconti of France, and Andrew Schofer of the United States of America), Trend reports citing a statement released by OSCE.
This is a band with a deep and direct connection to the great man himself in the shape of Woody Woodmansey and Tony Visconti.
With a band made up of drummer Woody Woodmansey from Bowie's early period, and bassist Tony Visconti who played on his first two records and went on to produce no fewer than 10 of his albums across his whole career, their credentials to play Bowie's music are impeccable.
A large-scale overview of the artist will be presented, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti.
In May 2017,  Story Associate Producer Danny Visconti and Talent Associate Producer Anthony Lella told ( The Daily Dish that tickets for the show are nearly impossible to obtain.
"It's a fun way to get people involved in downtown," said Frank Visconti, president-elect for the institute's southwest Oregon chapter.