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[on Marcello Mastroianni] He's very human and easily identifies with the man in the street. He's never a hero. Rather, he's an anti-hero, and that's why in turn the public adores him. That's his great merit and his appeal.
His film Ossessione
(1943) was based on James M. Cain's 'The Postman Always Rings Twice'. Because of copyright issues, it was not shown in the United States. The picture also engendered the ire of Benito Mussolini's censors who had Visconti thrown in jail. He was to be executed and only survived because of the timely arrival of American troops. 'Ossessione' was later hailed as an early example of...
Frequently collaborated with Burt Lancaster