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The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971)
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The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971)
Original name: La vita di Leonardo Da Vinci
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 300 min.
Story: La Vita di Leonardo Da Vinci — in English, The Life of Leonardo da Vinci — is a 1971 Italian television miniseries dramatizing the life of the Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci. The Golden Globe-winning miniseries was directed by Renato Castellani, and produced by RAI and distributed in the United States by CBS, which aired it from August 13, 1972 to September 10, 1972. Castellani wrote the screenplay. It was filmed entirely on location in Italy and France. The total runtime of the five episodes is nearly five hours.
Plot: leonardo da vinci, art, medieval, artist
Time: renaissance, 16th century, 15th century
Place: italy, france, milan italy

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