Download E-books Last Tango in Paris (BFI Modern Classics) PDF

By David Thompson

"Last Tango left me depleted and exhausted. a number of the soreness i used to be experiencing used to be my own. Thereafter i made a decision to make my dwelling in a manner that was once much less devastating emotionally." therefore Marlon Brando recalled, in his autobiography, making Last Tango in Paris.
Bernardo Bertolucci's photograph and harrowing account of sexual obsession, grief, psychic breakdown, and homicide premiered in 1972 on the manhattan movie competition. The print was once escorted to the screening through armed guards. at the film's next free up in Italy, Bertolucci, Brando, co-star Maria Schneider, and manufacturer Alberto Grimaldi have been indicted on obscenity fees and located in charge. Controversy and censorship dogged the movie, however it was once an excellent advertisement and demanding good fortune. commemorated New Yorker critic Pauline Kael referred to as Last Tango "the so much powerfully erotic motion picture ever made."
David Thompson's fluent account of final Tango in Paris details the perception, creation, and fortunes of the movie. Drawing on a brand new and vast interview with Bertolucci, Thompson indicates how the movie crystallized Bertolucci's curiosity in paintings, literature, and psychoanalysis, and the way it was once learned during the consummate talents of forged and team. finishing with a dialogue of the way very important this movie is for an realizing of Brando, Schneider, and Jean-Pierre Leaud, Thompson unravels the brilliance of Last Tango in Paris' depiction of human habit and emotion.

Show description

Read Online or Download Last Tango in Paris (BFI Modern Classics) PDF

Best Film Criticism books

The Great Movies III

Roger Ebert has been writing movie studies for the Chicago Sun-Times for over 4 many years now and his biweekly essays on nice video clips were showing there on the grounds that 1996. As Ebert famous within the advent to the 1st choice of these items, “They should not the best motion pictures of all time, simply because all lists of significant videos are a silly try and codify works which needs to stand on my own.

Motion(less) Pictures: The Cinema of Stasis (Film and Culture Series)

Carrying out the 1st accomplished research of flicks that don't circulation, Justin Remes demanding situations the primacy of movement in cinema and exams the theoretical limits of movie aesthetics and illustration. analyzing experimental motion pictures comparable to Andy Warhol's Empire (1964), the Fluxus paintings Disappearing track for Face (1965), Michael Snow's So is that this (1982), and Derek Jarman's Blue (1993), he indicates how immobile movies defiantly show off the static whereas collapsing the bounds among cinema, images, portray, and literature.

Remaking Kurosawa: Translations and Permutations in Global Cinema

During the lens of Akira Kurosawa's movies, Martinez dissects the human tendency to make connections in a pioneering try to construct a bridge out of various fabrics: the anthropology of Japan, movie experiences, and postmodern conception.

The Classical Hollywood Reader

The Classical Hollywood Reader brings jointly crucial readings to supply a historical past of Hollywood from the 1910s to the mid Sixties. Following on from a Prologue that discusses the classy features of Classical Hollywood movies, half 1 covers the interval among the 1910s and the mid-to-late Twenties.

Additional info for Last Tango in Paris (BFI Modern Classics)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.64 of 5 – based on 49 votes

About the Author