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Bernardo Bertolucci's Il conformista (The Conformist) (1970), a political drama set in Mussolini's Fascist Italy, is commonly acknowledged as a masterpiece of post-war cinema, a vintage of Italian and eu cinema and an concept for plenty of different film-makers, really these of the yank New Wave.

Christopher Wagstaff's illuminating learn of the movie strains its pre-production and creation background, contemplating how Bertolucci tailored Alberto Moravia's resource novel for the monitor. He offers a cautious research of Il conformista's formal, stylistic and aesthetic recommendations, paying shut realization to enhancing, lighting fixtures and mise en scène, and their contribution to the film's effect. Wagstaff additionally addresses debates in regards to the sexual politics of the movie and its position in a much wider political and cultural debate concerning the legacy of fascism.

This unique variation of Il conformista is released to rejoice the 20 th anniversary of the BFI movie Classics series.

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