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MMR No. 2: Two Italian Thrillers from 1970

It happened quite by accident. I’ve been making a mental list of movies to look for for this feature and without really thinking about it, I plucked off that list two films from the same country and year, even roughly (though not exactly) the same genre. 982 more words


Last Tango In Paris

Legend Marlon Brando acting stupid – because he’s drinking champagne, not J&B.

Everything Else

On the set of Last Tango in Paris (1972)

(Above) Marlon Brando and director Bernardo Bertolucci (seated by camera) on the set of 1972’s Last Tango in Paris. I believe the camera is an old Mitchell.

Behind The Scenes

1987 Movie Review: THE LAST EMPEROR, 1987

Movie Reviews

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O’Toole

Review by Travis Seppala


A dramatic true history of Puyi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People’s Republic of China. 760 more words

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

by Phil Freeman

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, released in 1970, was Dario Argento‘s directorial debut, and an immediate commercial and critical success. 496 more words

Burning Ambulance

The Conformist

Anyone who has ever tried to write serious criticism knows that it is much easier to be negative than positive, a difficulty that increases exponentially with work that moves us beyond reason. 472 more words