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* MusicOfNote: Third and fifth symphonies by Music/GustavMahler are used in this film.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Aschenbach is a thinly-veiled allusion to Gustav Mahler. Creator/DirkBogarde based his appearance on photographs of Mahler, even initially wearing a false nose to better resemble the composer.


It is set in the pre-WWI Venice. Main character, Gustav von Aschenbach, a middle-aged intellectual, played by Dirk Bogarde arrives to Venice. There he stays in the hotel where he notices a big Polish family. He falls in love with a teenage boy, Tadzio. Much longing ensues as the main character observes the boy.

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It is set in the pre-WWI Venice. Main character, character Gustav von Aschenbach, a middle-aged intellectual, played intellectual (played by Dirk Bogarde Creator/DirkBogarde), arrives to in Venice. There he stays in the hotel where he notices a big Polish family. He falls in love with a teenage boy, Tadzio. Much longing ensues as the main character observes the boy.


* SensualSlavs: Tadzio is Polish. And sensual too. Without meaning to be.

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* SensualSlavs: Tadzio is Polish. And sensual too. Without Although without meaning to be.be so.



* UnresolvedSexualTension: Between the character of Dirk Bogarde and a Polish adolescent.

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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Between the character of Dirk Bogarde and a pretty Polish adolescent.


* SensualSlavs: Tadzio is Polish. And sensual too.

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* SensualSlavs: Tadzio is Polish. And sensual too. Without meaning to be.


''Morte a Venezia'' is a film by Creator/LuchinoVisconti made in 1971. Its translated title is ''Death in Venice''. It is an adaptation of a [[Literature/DeathInVenice novella]] by Creator/ThomasMann of the same name written in 1912.

It is set in the pre-WWI Venice. Main character, Gustav von Aschenbach, a middle-aged intellectual, played by Creator/DirkBogarde arrives to Venice. There he stays in the hotel where he notices a big Polish family. He falls in love with a teenage boy, Tadzio. Much longing ensues as the main character observes the boy.

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''Morte a Venezia'' is a film by Creator/LuchinoVisconti made in 1971. Its translated title is ''Death in Venice''. It is an adaptation of a [[Literature/DeathInVenice novella]] by Creator/ThomasMann Thomas Mann of the same name written in 1912.

It is set in the pre-WWI Venice. Main character, Gustav von Aschenbach, a middle-aged intellectual, played by Creator/DirkBogarde Dirk Bogarde arrives to Venice. There he stays in the hotel where he notices a big Polish family. He falls in love with a teenage boy, Tadzio. Much longing ensues as the main character observes the boy.



A documentary chronicling on actor Bjorn Andrésen's time playing Tadzio and the aftermath, ''The World's Most Beautiful Boy'', will be released in 2021.



* AdaptationalJobChange: Aschenbach is changed from a writer in the novel (being an AuthorAvatar for Creator/ThomasMann) to a composer in the film (being loosely modeled on Music/GustavMahler, whose music appears on the soundtrack).

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* AdaptationalJobChange: Aschenbach is changed from a writer in the novel (being an AuthorAvatar for Creator/ThomasMann) Thomas Mann) to a composer in the film (being loosely modeled on Music/GustavMahler, whose music appears on the soundtrack).


It is set in the pre-WWI Venice. Main character, Gustav von Aschenbach, a middle-aged intellectual, played by Creator/DickBogarde arrives to Venice. There he stays in the hotel where he notices a big Polish family. He falls in love with a teenage boy, Tadzio. Much longing ensues as the main character observes the boy.

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It is set in the pre-WWI Venice. Main character, Gustav von Aschenbach, a middle-aged intellectual, played by Creator/DickBogarde Creator/DirkBogarde arrives to Venice. There he stays in the hotel where he notices a big Polish family. He falls in love with a teenage boy, Tadzio. Much longing ensues as the main character observes the boy.




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* AdaptationalJobChange: Aschenbach is changed from a writer in the novel (being an AuthorAvatar for Creator/ThomasMann) to a composer in the film (being loosely modeled on Music/GustavMahler, whose music appears on the soundtrack).


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* CanonForeigner: Alfried and Gustav's wife did not exist in the novel and are largely used to illustrate Gustav's views on art and human nature.


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* MrExposition: The travel agent who explains in detail the spread of the cholera pandemic from India to Venice.


Then an epidemic breaks out in Venice. The hero wants to leave but then changes his mind. He goes on following the boy around the city from some distance. Meanwhile the Venice decays as the disease takes its toll. Cholera in this movie might be a metaphor for the looming WWI.

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Then an epidemic breaks out in Venice. The hero protagonist wants to leave but then changes his mind. He goes on following the boy around the city from some distance. Meanwhile the Venice decays as the disease takes its toll. Cholera in this movie might be a metaphor for the looming WWI.

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Morte a Venezia is a film by Creator/LuchinoVisconti made in 1971. Its translated title is Death in Venice. It is an adaptation of a [[Literature/DeathInVenice novella]] by Creator/ThomasMann of the same name written in 1912.

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Morte ''Morte a Venezia Venezia'' is a film by Creator/LuchinoVisconti made in 1971. Its translated title is Death ''Death in Venice.Venice''. It is an adaptation of a [[Literature/DeathInVenice novella]] by Creator/ThomasMann of the same name written in 1912.



It is very questionable whether the film could have appeared today in the prevalent moral climate dominated by MoralGuardians. Or if it appeared it still would not be taken lightly.


* DyingTown: Because of cholera the city gradually collapses. Lampshadeв by the name.


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* DyingTown: Because of cholera the city gradually collapses. Lampshaded by the name.


Morte a Venezia is a film by Luchino Visconti made in 1971. Its translated title is Death in Venice. It is an adaptation of a [[Literature/DeathInVenice novella]] by Creator/ThomasMann of the same name written in 1912.

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Morte a Venezia is a film by Luchino Visconti Creator/LuchinoVisconti made in 1971. Its translated title is Death in Venice. It is an adaptation of a [[Literature/DeathInVenice novella]] by Creator/ThomasMann of the same name written in 1912.

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Morte a Venezia is a film by Luchino Visconti made in 1971. Its translated title is Death in Venice. It is an adaptation of a [[Literature/DeathInVenice novella]] by Creator/ThomasMann of the same name written in 1912.

It is set in the pre-WWI Venice. Main character, Gustav von Aschenbach, a middle-aged intellectual, played by Creator/DickBogarde arrives to Venice. There he stays in the hotel where he notices a big Polish family. He falls in love with a teenage boy, Tadzio. Much longing ensues as the main character observes the boy.

Then an epidemic breaks out in Venice. The hero wants to leave but then changes his mind. He goes on following the boy around the city from some distance. Meanwhile the Venice decays as the disease takes its toll. Cholera in this movie might be a metaphor for the looming WWI.

It is very questionable whether the film could have appeared today in the prevalent moral climate dominated by MoralGuardians. Or if it appeared it still would not be taken lightly.

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* AuthorFilibuster: Gustav von Aschenbach and his friend Alfried discuss at length aesthetical questions in the scene closer to the beginning of the film.
* CerebusSyndrome: The epidemic grows gradually. It goes from bad to worse all the time.
* DepravedBisexual: From a moralistic point of view Gustav von Aschenbach is exactly this. He has sex with a female hooker and falls for an adolescent Polish boy.
* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed:
** Subverted in the movie as the viewer knows that it is cholera.
* DyingTown: Because of cholera the city gradually collapses. Lampshadeв by the name.
** Played with in-universe as the city authorities of Venice try to conceal the disease.
* TheHeroDies: Yes, it happens in the end. [[spoiler: However he does not contract cholera, he dies from heart disease.]]
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: This film includes many very long takes.
* MayDecemberRomance: Played with as the romance is at the distance. The characters never approach to each other.
* MrFanservice: Tadzio played by the youthful Björn Andrésen.
* MusicOfNote: Third and fifth symphonies by Music/GustavMahler are used in this film.
* TheOner: Those long takes. Probably several of them. Especially the very last one when [[spoiler: TheHeroDies]]. The music is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWPACef2_eY adagietto ]] by Mahler.
* PaedoHunt: Played with. Gustav von Aschenbach did not take any real action so he cannot be indicted. However his attitude is ''problematic'' as they say.
* SensualSlavs: Tadzio is Polish. And sensual too.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Alfried, the friend of von Aschenbach is spelt thus, not Alfred.
* StalkingIsLove: The movie implies exactly this.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Between the character of Dirk Bogarde and a Polish adolescent.

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