The Life of Leonardo da Vinci

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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 genius Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519).

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The Life of Leonardo da Vinci
The DVD cover (2003)
Written byRenato Castellani
Directed byRenato Castellani
StarringPhilippe Leroy
Narrated byGiulio Bosetti (and onscreen presenter)
Theme music composerRoman Vlad
Country of originItaly
Original languageItalian
Running time270 min (five 54-minute episodes)
Production companiesRAI
Televisión Española
Istituto Luce
Original releaseOctober 20, 1971 (1971-10-20)
Italy: 24 October 1971
USA: 13 August 1972
France: 2 May 1974

The Golden Globe-winning miniseries was directed by Renato Castellani, produced by RAI, Televisión Española, ORTF and Istituto Luce and distributed in the United States by CBS, which aired it from August 13, 1972 to September 10, 1972.[1] 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.