Sunday, October 31, 2010

Last Tango In Paris : Bernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango In Paris is a disturbing masterpiece which keeps visiting my mind during various occasions of living. Described as pornographic and obscene, this controversial film was banned in many countries. The film revolves around two characters Paul (Marlon Brando) and Jeanne (Maria Schneider). It is about experimenting with an anonymous relationship, a blind date, an one night stand, which turns into a torrid passion for both involved. In the process, the myriad colours of human love explode with all its highs and lows, its ecstasies and agonies. In this particular sequence, the fluidity of love gets depicted with an irreverential tone and tenor, apart from mocking at the hypocritical conventions of social life. It is one of the most poignant moments in the history of narrative cinema.


  1. The last tango you had with your readers was around one month back. It almost feels like a one night stand and vanishing act after that. I hope the love for the blog would get defrozen and its fluidity would be back. Does the tone and tenor sounds irreverential! What else can one expect from those who are part and parcel of the hypocritical social life.

  2. Sometimes love is short lived but assumes more significance than the perennial ones. This you-tube clip which you have posted in your blog is definitely irreverential. But it makes me curious to watch the full movie of Bertolucci. I fully endorse Pankaj's view that the blogger should get back to his old form. I've been missing it these days so much.

  3. red earth and pouring rainNovember 7, 2010 at 8:23 PM

    Back to cinema. good. The size of the writing has been reduced without any introductions and details of the plot. Is it conscious decision or bureacratised life made this change.
    But, the dominance of the cinema over the other forms of cultural activities should not obliterate other modes of art forms. The ratio of the postings and demand from the readers are also weighing towards that only.