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"The Conformist": An unsettling political masterpiece returns

“The Conformist”: An unsettling political masterpiece returns http://www.salon.com/2014/08/28/the_conformist_an_unsettling_political_masterpiece_returns/ via @Salon

This article in Salon made me really want to see this movie. It is also nice to see a long form piece about a work when so many reviews are becoming shorter and shorter.

The Conformist, Bertolucci's Boldest Film, Showing at Film Forum

In Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900, fascism proves a galvanizing force — but only for psychopaths. Italy’s budding sadists, Attila Mellanchini (Donald Sutherland) chief among them, gravitate to the power and impunity fascism’s advent seems to promise, and soon enough, Attila and his rabbl… 10 more words

THE CONFORMIST (1970)

“I really am a pessimist. I’ve always felt that fascism is a more natural governmental condition than democracy. Democracy is a grace. It’s something essentially splendid because it’s not at all routine or automatic. 621 more words

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