Last Tango by Bertolucci

I have made films myself, scripted films, and known directors, crew and actors, so I have few illusions about films as a working reality.  I know that a film set is never a peaceful, safe place for anybody.  A film set is like a dysfunctional family that falls apart after a couple of months.

So I don’t like to moralize about the issues of making cinematic art, but I find it is impossible to stay silent — especially when others are being offensively loud about the industry’s dark side.  For instance, the world-famous Bernardo Bertolucci.  Bertolucci released a new film recently — it was well-received — and then he reminisced in public about the high-points of his Oscar-winning film career.  Especially “Last Tango in Paris.”

This much-discussed film is a decadent erotic love story between an old boxer and a young hippie in an empty flat in Paris.   It had a scene that has never lost its potential to shock.  It involved butter and sodomy. More

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