Salient. Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 26, No. 8. Monday, July 1, 1963
Leading Italian directors seem to be following the trend of employing international casts in their films. Luchino Visconti's "The Leopard" which won the Special Jury prize at this year's Cannes Festival features Burt Lancaster. Sophia Loren. Fredric March and Maximillian Schell appear in Vittoria de Sica's "The Condemned of Altona". Also of interest is Visconti's use of Tech-nirama and the fact that the adaptation of "The Condemned of Altona" was in the hands of American Abby Mann.
Due for screening in Wellington in the near future are Bergman's "Through a Glass Darkly." Nelson's "Requiem for a Heavyweight," with Anthony Quinn, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris and Jackie Gleason, and "Birdman of Alcatraz" with Burt Lancaster. Kramer's production "A Child is Waiting" combines the talents of John Cassavetes (direction), Abby Mann (script). Burt Lancaster and Judy Garland.