The visual presentation is clean without looking immaculate or overly digitized, which is fitting for a film made in 1972, and it is an improvement over previous home-video versions. Two lost souls, looking for an escape from the world and themselves. They're two souls, disembodied from their names and histories, and each finds some kind of release, if not exactly pleasure, in this carnal arrangement. The reason that a majority of people do not get or understand this film is quite simple; they think that the subject of the story is completely about Sex. I'm very pleased with how this transfer turned out. The shots in here look like classic paintings of Paris.
When Paul and Jeanne are there, it's as if nothing else exists. Last Tango in Paris 1972 Last Tango in Paris Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release A middle-aged American, whose wife has just committed suicide, meets a young French girl when they both view an apartment in Paris at the same time. You and I are going to meet here without knowing anything that goes on outside. The picture is somewhat soft at times, but I suspect this is due to the way the film was shot, and not any default in the transfer process. The disc also includes mono Dolby Digital tracks in French, Spanish, German, and Catalan, as well as subtitles in a variety of languages. It's also a showpiece for Brando's dramatic abilities.
Sure, he pasted his lines throughout the set instead of memorizing them, but this leads to a performance that's spontaneous, not lazy, and you can also tell a good deal of improvisation was involved. He and Maria Schinder are so sexy together in this bittersweet romance of lonely depressed middle age man and Persian beauty, who's bout to get married. These malformed figures represent the film's two main characters, who, in their own ways, are just as grotesque. Otherwise, I have no concerns about this mix at all—there are no hisses, crackles, drop-outs, or other audio hiccups. This is a massive triumph for Bertolucci and is his masterpiece. My girlfriend liked it but all I saw was a brooding and snarling Marlon Brandon and a naked 20 yr old girl.
For more about Last Tango in Paris and the Last Tango in Paris Blu-ray release, see published by Casey Broadwater on February 27, 2011 where this Blu-ray release scored 4. She Maria Schneider, Jane Eyre is a 20-year-old Parisian beauty engaged to a young filmmaker. But there's no denying that this is a brilliant film about what used to be called the war of the sexes, but might better be termed toxic masculinity in heterosexual relations if you want to get academic about it. This is a classic European art house Drama — melodramatic, emotional, sensual, not always immediately apparent in its purpose, but always beautiful, and somehow perfectly capturing a real slice of life. Brando's scenes with his wife's paramour and with his wife's corpse are interesting. To start, the print itself is in excellent condition, with only a few scattered specks but no major debris, scratches, or staining. Brando is heart- broken if that is possible due to the suicide of his wife.
I can't help wishing this disc had been filled out with some retrospective bonus features, but at least the high definition transfer and lossless audio track are true to source. Instantly drawn to each other, they hit a stormy, passionate affair, in which they do not reveal their obloquy to each other. Caught up in the frenzied beat of a carnal dance they cannot seem to stop, these unlikely lovers take their passion to erotic heights and depths beyond anything they could ever have imagined. This a master work of the Cinema, and I think that it ranks right up there with some of the best films of all time. Marlon Brando is absolutely the finest actor that ever lived, and Maria Schneider was a revelation; her talent was a work in progress if you like.
It's here, rather than in his anonymous sex with Jeanne, that Paul finds real release. Aside from some light noise, the disc is free from any significant compression issues. They're alone together as they check the place out, making awkward small talk, and the unease is palpable. For some reason she goes along with him. What a Tragedy this film is! While viewing an apartment both are interested in renting, Paul meets Jeanne Maria Schneider , an ingénue tired of acting as muse for her narcissistic filmmaker fiancé. It was also partially inspired by art, specifically the twisted, emotionally bleak paintings of Francis Bacon. In his autobiography, Brando frankly admitted that the toll of giving his gutsy performance made him decide never to go that deep for a movie again.
Nominated for two Academy Awards® Director Bernardo Bertolucci and Actor Marlon Brando and exuding a sexual energy unlike any film before or after, this is the scintillating classic that shocked a nation. The naturalistic style of the lighting, cinematography, etc. It is the anti-Hollywood movie, and succeeds spectacularly. Groundbreaking and controversial, the film was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Actor Brando and Best Director Bernardo Bertolucci, The Last Emperor. A tango of hot sex and hot emotional drama, set to the seething and sultry jazz of Gato Barbieri. You can hate the way Bertolucci supposedly treated Maria Schneider on set one day though the story is far from clear and Schneider has passed away and can't clear it up. One of my favorite movies of all time.
Nevertheless, both principles or aspects can easily apply, it is just a matter of interpretation. Marlon Brando's angst is confusing, but his performance is excellent. The film's grain structure has been left untouched—there's not a trace of any over-zealous noise reduction here—and the image is unmodified by any edge enhancement, boosting, or other forms of digital tinkering. Rather than try to expand the film's original elements into a 5. It's operatic in impact and not to be missed by any but the most sensitive viewer who should, of course, stay away. His initial angry, hate-filled invectives give way to self-loathing, pity, and finally love—Bertolucci encapsulates the entire grieving process in this single scene. It's certainly not for everyone—the prudish or easily offended need not apply—but audiences open to the sexually frank subject matter will likely be moved by acting-titan Marlon Brando's hungry, animalistic performance.
During the film's opening credit sequence, we're shown two of Bacon's pieces, misshapen portraits of a man reclining half-naked on a couch and a woman sitting cross-legged on a chair. Love and Peace, Carlos Romero i half-way watched this film, not a movie earlier today and deemed it boring. They both deal with their personal demons in an apartment together feel with ambivalence, love, hate and fear. The reasons for this are varied—studio wariness, a lack of directors willing to tread in Bertolucci's footsteps, and an international audience unready for frank depictions of sexuality—but despite the film's failure to spark a revolution, Last Tango remains a powerful work of art. He Brando is a 45-year old American living in Paris, haunted by his wife's suicide. Gato Barbieri's music sounds wonderful and full—it's a beautiful score—and the dialogue is always comprehensible.