This is one of my favorite films. I watch it for the visual voluptuousness and stylization. And I listen to the music of the period and Delerue’s score. I think this is one of Trintingant’s best performances, of those I have seen. I am nuts for Stefania Sandrelli who I think is one of the greatest actresses of her day. And……..I love Dominique Sanda. I don’t know or care whether she can act. I love her face. I love her lips and her eyes. I love the way she moves and everything about her. She was wonderful in this film and 1900 and The Garden Of The Finzi-Continis.
Oh, the movie itself. This is one of my two favorite Bertolucci films. The other is BEFORE THE REVOLUTION. He had some kind of wild, poetic charge that he lost later on. He recaptured it fitfully later (BESIEGED, 1900) but never with the same joy.
LAST TANGO IN PARIS is beautiful but my feelings about it are unresolved, even after all these years.