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Friday, December 17, 2010

Bertolucci on Bertolucci

A former teacher of mine kindly passed on this neat feature: "Bernardo Bertolucci Dissects Ten of His Classic Scenes." I still need to see a couple of these films, and I'm overdue for watching The Conformist (Il conformista) again. (Somewhere, I have a handout showing the non-linear narrative structure of the film.) If you happen to live in the NYC area, the Film Forum is screening The Conformist from Friday, December 17 to Thursday, December 23. Apparently it's a new print, and seeing the film projected on the big screen (with Vittorio Storaro's masterful cinematography) would be pretty sweet.

(My favorite piece of trivia on Bertolucci is that he shares a story credit for Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West.)

Get yer chiaroscuro on.

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