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“Godard Mon Amour”

How will an 87 year-old icon of French New Wave Cinema feel about his mid-life crisis shared as a farce with the world ? Hopefully, he will laugh and cry and feel one with man. 493 more words

Last Tango in Paris

(written in 2004):

It’s hard for a 24-year-old to sympathize with the kind of naked lunch you get in Last Tango in Paris. If the film leads to “candor,” my tongue is lagging: I like empty sex. 610 more words


Quick Cap Movie Review: Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers

I have decided in order to get more motivated to keep this blog going (especially now that I’m permanently off Facebook) I would start introducing new segments. 69 more words

The end of the auteur?

Auteur theory says a directors vision is present in every frame. What happens if they turn out to be a liability?

Handing out the Oscar for best director three weeks ago, Emma Stone prefaced the award by suggesting the power and influence of that figure in the film-making process.” It is the director whose indelible touch is reflected on every frame ,” she said. 1,492 more words


“I left the ending ambiguous, because that is the way life is.”

—Bernardo Bertolucci.

Thought For Today

Wanted for Questioning: Westlake's Continental Op

It’s always interesting seeing how one novelist approaches transforming another novelist’s work to the screen. So, besides produced films like “The Grifters”, Don’s unproduced screenplay for “Red Harvest” and the script I adapted from Steven Saylor’s book, “Roman Blood” all provide insights.

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Donald Westlake Film Adaptations

11. Last Tango in Paris (1972)

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

Ah. Last Tango in Paris. What a weird movie. Here we have director Bernardo Bertolucci using a tormented Marlon Brando as a proxy for his own sexual fantasies. 717 more words