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Style Inspiration: Dominique Sanda, in The Conformist

A look that commands your attention, as captured by Bernardo Bertolucci and master cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro. 32 more words


Five Italian Films To Watch Before Summers End

Still from The Conformist (1970)

Il Conformista (The Conformist)
By Bernardo Bertolucci (1970)

This expressionist masterpiece tells the story of a confused would-be fascist who is dispatched to Paris to murder his former antifascist college professor in 1938. 398 more words


The Conformist (1970)

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

Film Reviews

Vittorio Storaro Cinematography

Something that really stood out when watching The Conformist was the way Vittorio Storaro managed to project the conformism within the cinematography, with the uniformed lines in physical objects; stairs, bridges, benches etc. 140 more words

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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.