Eastern Lowland Gorilla
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The great Italian film and stage director has left us at the age of 96. He leaves a legacy of films, operas, and even a TV miniseries (Jesus of Nazareth). Zefferelli's style was big and lush. I remember seeing a Zefferelli production of the opera Turandot on TV and it was big and glittering, grand opera at its finest. He was also, late in life, a politician and, oddly given that he came out as gay in 1996, a right-wing social conservative in the Berlusconi government. So not without his warts, but certainly an important artistic figure of the twentieth century.