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Last Tango in Paris
Bernardo Bertolucci's Landmark Film
A young Parisian woman begins a sordid affair with a middle-aged American businessman whom lays out ground rules that their clandestine relationship will be based only on sex.
Gives a whole new definition to the phrase 'to butter someone up'
Guess philosophical porn just ain't my thing.
Last Tango in Paris, the infamous psychosexual drama from Bernardo Bertolucci, upset conservatives in 1972 when it came out but is tame by today's standards.
Marlon Brando rents a small apartment and begins an anonymous affair with a much younger Parisian woman (Maria Schneider). His wife's recent suicide has led him to conclude his marriage was a sham built on falsehoods. Determined to separate sex from intimacy (or truth from illusion), Brando insists on total anonymity, which intensifies their liaison and allows them to harbour an idealised notion of one another.
Tango includes two principle sex scenes that are shocking only in terms of Brando's outward aggression toward Schneider (the camera pays much attention to her smooth legs, lolling breasts…
Graphic and uncompromising Bertolucci's masterpiece, not for the faint of heart or easily offended. Marvelous acting and direction make of this an exquisite piece of art to enjoy several times. Lust, passion, intoxicating existentialism and experimental filmmaking is today's strong dish, accompanied by a forbidden, Platonic steamy affair.
Last Tango in Paris tells the story of a 45-year-old American man (Marlon Brando) and a 20-year-old French woman (Maria Schneider) who meet by chance and become involved in a sexual relationship. He demands that they reveal nothing about themselves—not even their names. In their "real" lives away from each other, they are confronted with major life changes. He deals with his wife's death, and she becomes engaged to her young boyfriend (Jean-Pierre Léaud). The more difficult their real lives become, the more they need to be together in their secret apartment where they have no name.
The film was considered sexually explicit and vulgar when it was released in 1972. By today's standards, it contains little that will shock…
How do I even begin to talk about this movie? The high I felt after seeing it has not subsided; I still feel as if I were standing on God’s scalp, my arms outstretched, everything a dazed blur, a colorful whirl. I have never had a more ecstatic experience watching a movie in the theater – and while I am on this note, let me express how grateful I am that there are still theaters which show masterpieces like Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Last Tango in Paris.” Because there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that can ever replace the moment when the lights go down and the screen erupts into life, and the world – with all its paradox, confusion, striving, failure –…
Well, bugger me......
Great from a technical standpoint, but the writing takes a lot away from the film. A lot of the dialogue is corny. There are a few great Brando monologues here, but the film is very self-important and trite. It neither works on an existential, erotic, nor political level. I found it to be a watered down version of In the Realm of the Senses.
It's an important film, but not a great one.
Película 45 de mi Reto Cinéfilo 2015, correspondiente a la categoría 48: Una película vetada en tu país (Venezuela).
Una combinación extraña de erotismo y filosofía, bastante gráfica considerando la época, con muy buenas tomas y una sublime actuación de Brando. Sin embargo, la edición es deficiente y por momentos la trama es muy aburrida.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Shouts out to Maria Schneider for doing two movies with two great Italian directors with two of America's finest actors in the 70s. (re: Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger, starring Jack Nicholson)
Once it became apparent that Paul is all ego and masculinity, it became a lot less interesting because it didn't really have anything else to offer. Jeanne's story with Jean-Pierre Leaud doesn't really end up going anywhere. It just shows that she's being imposed upon by the perversions of two different men. At least with Paul, we see him grieving, which helps explain his actions.
And the ending... *head scratch... I get that he can't ever let go of his ego or even his grief, but... I literally thought,…
Increíble actuación la de Marlon Brando. Posiblemente sea la mejor de todas.
Perfecta película para cerrar el invierno.
I honestly have no idea when I first saw this infamous and brilliant Bernardo Bertolucci film, but I know it felt like I had never seen it when I finally saw it on a big screen in the late 1990's. Seeing it in a cinema full of people brings the power of this admittedly "artsy" film to full-throtle.
I suspect one needs to have a real love of great acting to fully enjoy this film. While Bertolucci's use of sound, visual and editing is endlessly interesting -- the real power here lies in what he was able to get Marlon Brando to do.
While the film has a plot and follows the fairly typical plot point structure, there is a…
On an emotional level Last Tango in Paris strikes right on, with it's beautiful photography and writing, and not least the immense performance of Marlon Brando. It's an ever mystifying film about need with two character studies in it's center slowly unraveling each others personas. Bertolucci manages to let some crazy into his piece as well, and it's welcome. It gives the whole film some unpredictability and edge which is necessary since it's a film that relies heavy on it's atmosphere.
Uma danca entre os atores literalmente...Brando genius
How the hell did this make it to AFI's 100 Passions list? I guess rape was more romantic in the '70s than it is today.
Marlon Brando gives what could quite possibly be the best performance of his career in this entertaining and thought provoking romance film. Some love it, some hate it. I happen to be on the side of those who love it and remember the experience of watching it for the first time as one of the most unique film experiences of my life.
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