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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

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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.

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)

One of those classics that turned out to be just as good as I’d hoped it to be. The use of light and composition is magical, as far as cinematography goes you really can’t get much better. 106 more words

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