[The Asian vessels shown in this V & A grouping don't specifically relate to The Leopard -- apart from the vivid colors -- I just like the vignette. The piece on the far right is earthenware, Korean, with a crackled celadon glaze and dates from the 15th century.]
Now that Steven's piece about The Leopard has been published in today's NY Times, I can share two more details about the film that grabbed my attention. If you watch it tonight on TCM, look for the brilliantly colored bottles and decanters in the prince's expansive bathroom and take note of the flowers throughout the movie. See what you think. Period-accurate arrangements or fun 1960s poetic license, like Claudia Cardinale's hair?
[A grainy picture of the movie playing on my computer screen.]
Also of interest: A Colorful Conversation.