Filmin karıştığı skandalı duyduktan sonra ister istemez kendisinden nefret ettiren bir filmdir. 19 yaşında birine psikolojik şiddet uygulayarak haberi vardı diye geçiştirmek kabul edilemez. Bertolucci ve Marlon Brando'nun böyle bir skandala rağmen ününün devam edebilmesi şöhretin kötüsü iyisi olmazın ne yazık ki en büyük örneğidir.Böylesine bir durum ödüllendirilmemeliydi.
It's hard to watch Last Tango without the ghost of Maria Schneider and her anger towards it, even if the film is not unaware of how her character is used by monstrous men in general and a director in particular. The most infamous parts now feel like the most unnecessary to its effect, but its basic concept of compartmentalized intimacy is so fertile that it's ripe for an update. One that does her motivation justice.
This movie a showdown between the values of French New Wave (represented by the frenetic and anaemic Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Hollywood (represented by the genius giant Marlon Brando), where the Italian director Bertolucci finds himself balancing elegantly, though pretentiously, in the middle. It finds force through the fragile, the awkward and tragic. It's greatest weaknesses is its greatest strengths. Epic and cynic.
Adolescent woman between being in a center of a man's attention, or with a man centered around himself. A story well devised and intriguingly introduced before Brando's persona and directors' constant intrinsic need for unnecessary dramaturgic elements put a burden on believability of the entire scheme, turning it from a two person dance towards old geezer's issues with himself.
The opening credits of Francis Bacon's paintings gives you an idea of the inner ugliness that is about to be displayed for you, it was Brando's only acting motivation and he portrays it with the same effortlessness that he has between languages. Perhaps the idea of the hate fuck came about around then. The feeling of loneliness and grief but needing companionship as a distraction of some sort of coping mechanism.
La trasgressione oggi non abita più qui (e nemmeno nell'appartamento di rue Verne) ma il talento di Bertolucci regista (e uso della mdp) non si discute oggi come allora. Le due solitudini... a me sembra un gran menata ;-) Mezzo voto in più per le location (Ponte Bir-Hakeim, Salle Wagram e le chiuse del Canal Saint- Martin). Interessante per la storia della censura
Again, the star system of ratings is problematic. This is a deeply painful movie. While watching it, the overwhelming sadness and despair was hard to take. Though in part about sex, this is one of the least erotic movies I have ever seen. Now knowing the back story of the abuse Maria Schneider suffered while making the film, just thinking about it makes me miserable. I want to spit out the memory of this movie.
I wanted to like it more than this, the photography is amazing and Brando's performance is great. But the backstory of the rape scene really annoys me. Besides, Schneider's character was too temperamental for me. There's something about Bertolucci's films... the story is never as good as the visuals. Too often with him, it's style over substance.
Francis Bacon adalah seniman favorit dari Bernardo Bertolucci, maka tak heran jika diawal pembukaan film Last Tango In Paris menampilkan kumpulan lukisan Francis Bacon. Film ini bisa dikatakan sebagai refleksi atau imajinasi absurd dari Bertolucci. Seorang duda yang baru saja ditinggal istrinya yang mati bunuh diri bertemu dengan seorang gadis Paris. Lantas mereka bercinta tanpa menngenal nama. Hubungan yang aneh..