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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.
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......
Paul to his dead wife at the burial vault: Go on, tell me... tell me something sweet. Smile at me and say I just misunderstood. Go on, tell me. You pig-fucker... you goddamn, fucking, pig-fucking liar*
Marlon Brando wasn't made, he exploded into being.
A rich movie to rewatch. Gave me the phrase "pigfuck" to use in everyday conversation. Absolutely disgusting but somehow appealing. Using sex as a coping mechanism when your life is falling apart. And when sex itself doesn't work...
"He said, 'I ate the last mango in Paris, took the last plane out of Saigon, took the first fast boat to China, and, Jimmy, there's still so much to be done.'" Forget you, Jimmy Buffett, for ruining this film's title, and thank you, Bernardo Bertolucci, for having that title completely ruin the humorous direction that one lowbrow guy might take by pointing out how ris-kay something sounds. Jokes on you, obnoxious dude, because this film already is ris-kay, perhaps even taboo, not so much because it's about anonymous, periodic sex, but because it sees an Italian celebrating Paris. Speaking of which, looking at this film and "The Godfather", it appears that 1971 was the year Marlon Brando really got…
Butter has so many uses.
This is some of Brando's best work ever. The movie is a little too artsy for me, though. It's tough to watch a conveyed emotion dragged on for two hours. Still, there is enough extra substance to make it worth while. It's also weird to see an adult version of that little shit from The 400 Blows.
"Go get the butter."
It's good but it's just way, way too long.
I'm basically Marlon Brando in this movie.
Το μόνο που νοιάζει αυτόν που δεν τον νοιάζει πια τίποτα είναι να μην πεθάνει με την τσίχλα στο στόμα.
Although I terribly disliked the ending, I think that this was a solid, intense, and totally worth-watching film. One of the most controversial movies of its time, this work by Bernardo Bertolucci is brilliantly bold and shot with expertise. Watching this wasn't exactly a pleasant viewing in the strict sense of the word, but it's so unique in its treatment of sexuality and its two main characters were so powerfully written and portrayed that I couldn't help resisting to its vibrant energy. Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider were absolutely terrific.
It drags on and I just didn't find the story to be thatenjoyable and realistic
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