In the winter of 1948, Vittorio De Sica’s The Bicycle Thief ushered in the celebrated period of Italian neorealist cinema, signalling a move away from the ‘white telephone’ films that had previously dominated the market and drawing the gaze of the spectator to more universal themes and ideas. 455 more words
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A look that commands your attention, as captured by Bernardo Bertolucci and master cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro. Pastel with a punch. 32 more words
The Conformist (1970). Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Starring Jean Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli and Gastone Moschin.
Based on a novel by Alberto Moravia which the director hadn’t even read when he agreed to make the film, Bernardo Bertolucci’s handsomely mounted film explores the culture of fascist Italy through the prism of Marcello Clerici (Trintignant) a weak-willed man who gains a position as a political policeman in the 1930’s. 1,069 more words