Elli I immediately recognize Burt Lancaster but I don't think I have ever heard of that movie, or even know what historical setting it is in. I will look this up and investigate!
I read "Il Gattopardo" di Tomasi di Lampedusa, but I did not found anything of Epicurean in it.
It is a very important book for Italian culture.
The protagonist is a nobleman who, before the mission of Garibaldi's 1000, supported the Borbone king, after the Savoia king.
The most famous phrase, continually quoted in Italy is "Change everything because everything remains as it is". The king changes, but the privileges of the aristocracy remain unchanged. There is a reform, but politicians continue to steal ...