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The Cinematographer Is In: Jordan Mintzer's "Conversations with Darius Khondji"

Delicatessen (1991)Growing up in the mid-to-late nineties, the pan-and-scan generation, I can remember the first time I saw a movie that was shot by Darius Khondji. Se7en, the cinematographer’s first American film and best-known work, looked scarier that any movie I’d seen other than The Shining; it was miasmic and biblically unclean, with deep shadows that seeped and stuck like gunk, rain pelting from a pre-apocalyptic sky. Then came The City of Lost Children, a dark storybook fantasy of Gilliam-esque camera angles, about a squalid port town lost in fog and a mad scientist’s lair built on piles out in a sludge-green sea. That one I watched maybe twenty times, always with sympathy for the disembodied brain Uncle Irvin and for Krank, the child-snatching villain who cannot dream.Later there was Alien: Resurrection, the video for Madonna’s “Frozen,” and The Ninth Gate, another movie I had
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Unfinished Bernardo Bertolucci Film ‘The Echo Chamber’ Coming to Screens

Unfinished Bernardo Bertolucci Film ‘The Echo Chamber’ Coming to Screens
Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Echo Chamber,” the final project the acclaimed director was worked on prior to his death last month, will be coming to the big screen.

Indigo Film, an Italian production company behind several Paolo Sorrentino films including “The Great Beauty” and “Youth,” is working to finish the film as a tribute to Bertolucci, one of Indigo Film’s founding partners Nicola Giuliano told TheWrap.

“The Echo Chamber” would’ve been Bertolucci’s first film as a director since 2012’s “Me and You.” No director has yet been selected to direct the picture in his stead. Bertolucci was wheelchair bound for much of the end of his life and died on Nov. 26 at age 77 after a short fight with cancer.

Also Read: Martin Scorsese Says Bernardo Bertolucci 'Inspired' and 'Opened Many Doors' for Him

Bertolucci wrote the first draft of the screenplay along with Ludovica Rampoldi, a writer for the Italian series “Gomorrah,
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Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Project, ‘The Echo Chamber,’ to Be Brought to Big Screen

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Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Project, ‘The Echo Chamber,’ to Be Brought to Big Screen
“The Echo Chamber,” the unfinished project that Italian great Bernardo Bertolucci was working on before his unexpected death last month, is to be brought to the big screen by Italy’s Indigo Film.

Nicola Giuliano, a founding partner of Indigo (“The Great Beauty”), confirmed that the chamber piece would be produced as a tribute to Bertolucci’s artistic vitality. The project would have marked Bertolucci’s first time back in the director’s chair since his 2012 coming-of-age drama, “Me and You.” Giuliano said that a new helmer for the film had not yet been chosen.

Bertolucci, who died on Nov. 26 in Rome after a short bout with cancer, had completed a first draft of the screenplay, which he co-wrote with two young Italian writers: Ludovica Rampoldi, whose credits include hit series “Gomorrah,” and Ilaria Bernardini, a novelist who has worked on the Italian adaptation of “In Treatment.”

Very little is
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Remembering Stan Lee, William Goldman, Nicolas Roeg and More Reel-Important People We Lost in November

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Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Bernardo Bertolucci (1941-2018) - Filmmaker. He won two Oscars for writing and directing The Last Emperor, which also won Best Picture. He was also nominated for helming The Conformist and Last Tango in Paris. His other movies include The Dreamers, Stealing Beauty, 1900, Little Buddha, The Sheltering Sky and Before the Revolution. Early in his career, he served as assistant director for Pasolini's Accattone! He died on November 26. [THR] Dominique Blanchar (1927-2018) - Actress. She co-starred in...
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Turin Film Fest to Pay Tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci With Day of Screenings

Turin Film Fest to Pay Tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci With Day of Screenings
The Turin Film Festival on Saturday announced it will hold a day of tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci, the Oscar-winning Italian director who died Nov. 26.

The 36th edition of the event will conclude Sunday with a day of screenings dedicated to the master in Turin's Cinema Massimo.

The fest will screen three of Bertolucci’s works, including 1900, the 1976 historical drama starring Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Burt Lancaster and Donald Sutherland); 1970's The Conformist, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda and Gastone Moschin; and 1996's Stealing Beauty, starring Liv Tyler, Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cusack and Rachel ...
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Peter Travers on Bernardo Bertolucci: A Provocateur Whose Films Inspire Awe

Peter Travers on Bernardo Bertolucci: A Provocateur Whose Films Inspire Awe
The first time I met the rabblerousing Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, he was searching for a word, rubbing two fingers together as if to spark a thought. “I think — how do I put it? — that the word is texture. You know, how a movie feels when you hold it in your head and run it through all your own life experience. So there’s depth to it. And politics. And sex. And, if you’re lucky, maybe magic.”

Bertolucci, who died on Monday at 77, spent his last few years with
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How Bernardo Bertolucci’s X-Rated ‘Last Tango in Paris’ Became a Blockbuster

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How Bernardo Bertolucci’s X-Rated ‘Last Tango in Paris’ Became a Blockbuster
Bernardo Bertolucci leaves a cinematic legacy of great films, including “The Conformist” and “The Last Emperor,” which won nine Oscars including Best Picture and Director. However, his biggest hit would be inconceivable today. “Last Tango in Paris,” the X-rated drama starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider, made more in its 1973 domestic release than the year’s James Bond entry, “Live and Let Die.” It was the year’s number 7 film, with an adjusted gross of $186 million — just a little below what Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” has amassed so far.

The mid-’70s were a high point for sophisticated, critic-influenced foreign films. Veteran directors like Bergman and Fellini remained significant players, while Francois Truffaut, Alain Resnais, and Claude Chabrol regularly found success. However, “Last Tango” was a sensation; even today, among foreign films it’s outstripped only by “La Dolce Vita” ($245 million) and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” ($207 million
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Martin Scorsese Says Bernardo Bertolucci ‘Inspired’ and ‘Opened Many Doors’ for Him

  • The Wrap
Martin Scorsese Says Bernardo Bertolucci ‘Inspired’ and ‘Opened Many Doors’ for Him
Martin Scorsese says that Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director who passed away Monday, both “inspired” and “opened many doors” for him as a director.

In the wake of Bertolucci’s death, Scorsese said in a statement that he first saw Bertolucci’s 1964 film “Before the Revolution” in Italy and came out of the theater “in a daze, speechless.”

“I was truly stunned and moved by the level of sheer artistry and talent up there on the screen, I was shocked by the freedom of the picture, I was somewhat mystified by so many of the cultural references and cross-references, and, as someone who wanted to make films, I was inspired,” Scorsese said.

Also Read: Hollywood Remembers Bernardo Bertolucci as a 'Giant of Italian Filmmaking'

He also applauded Bertolucci’s “The Conformist,” “Last Tango in Paris,” “The Last Emperor” and “The Sheltering Sky” as films that had a profound influence on
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Nicolas Roeg, Bernardo Bertolucci and Another End of Another Era

Nicolas Roeg, Bernardo Bertolucci and Another End of Another Era
It’s always tough when giants shuffle off this mortal coil, but the twofer that hit film fans over the past few days has been a particularly hard blow. Early Saturday morning, word began to spread that Nicolas Roeg, the filmmaker behind The Man Who Fell to Earth, among others, had died at the age of 90. Then, just as folks were logging on to their computers today after a long holiday weekend, it was confirmed that Bernardo Bertolucci, the Oscar-winning director who helped channel what’s arguably Marlon Brando’s
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Martin Scorsese pays tribute to 'magical' Bernardo Bertolucci

Martin Scorsese pays tribute to 'magical' Bernardo Bertolucci
’When I think of Bertolucci – the man, the artist – the word that comes to mind is refinement.’

Martin Scorsese has paid tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci, who died earlier on Monday (26) aged 77.

Bertolucci’s publicist said on Monday that the great director behind such films as Last Tango In Paris and The Last Emperor died of cancer.

“In 1964, I went up to Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for the 2nd New York Film Festival to see a new film from Italy. It was called Before the Revolution and it was by a young director named Bernardo Bertolucci,” said Scorsese. ”I
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From ‘Last Tango’ to ‘Last Emperor,’ Bertolucci Was the First and Last of His Kind

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From ‘Last Tango’ to ‘Last Emperor,’ Bertolucci Was the First and Last of His Kind
The year 2018 is shaping up to be a tragedy of epic proportions for lovers of world cinema. In April, Czech director Milos Forman passed away, and now, in late November, within a matter of days, we have lost avant garde maestro Nicolas Roeg and that great Italian iconoclast Bernardo Bertolucci.

Consider: Forman’s “Amadeus,” Roeg’s identity-shattering “Performance” (co-directed with Donald Cammell), and Bertolucci’s still unsurpassed exploration of moral ambiguity and personal compromise, “The Conformist.” The medium is inconceivable in its present form without these films, whose directors were hardly one-hit wonders, contributing masterpiece after masterpiece during the most fertile stretches of their careers. Though each had struggled to maintain his relevance in recent decades, any late-life disappointment seems inevitable when judged relative to the achievements that came before.

Of the three, Bertolucci was by far the most successful at sustaining his impact until the end, for his brand was controversy,
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Bernardo Bertolucci, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘The Last Emperor’ and ‘Last Tango in Paris,’ Dead at 77

Bernardo Bertolucci, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘The Last Emperor’ and ‘Last Tango in Paris,’ Dead at 77
Oscar-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci, best known for his nine-time Oscar-winning masterpiece The Last Emperor, has died at 77. The Italian auteur behind groundbreaking works like Last Tango in Paris and The Conformist passed away in Rome this weekend following a battle with cancer, according to his publicist (via Deadline). He is survived by his wife, British filmmaker Clare Peploe, […]

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Bernardo Bertolucci, Last Tango in Paris Director, Dies at 77

Bernardo Bertolucci, Last Tango in Paris Director, Dies at 77
Bernardo Bertolucci, the influential Italian director of Last Tango in Paris and The Last Emperor, has passed away at the age of 77. The news of Bertolucci's death was confirmed by his publicist. The filmmaker passed away in Rome following a battle with cancer.

During his five-decade career, working both in Europe and in Hollywood, Bernardo Bertolucci had a major influence on the movie world. The filmmaker got his start in the 1960s in Italian cinema with works such as La Commare Secca (The Grim Reaper), which served as his feature directorial debut. He would later go on to helm the political feature Before the Revolution (1964), before directing one of his most acclaimed works with 1970's The Conformist.

Born to a wealthy family in 1941, Bernardo Bertolucci was the son of Attilio Bertolucci, a well-regarded poet. After winning an award for poetry at the age of 21 himself, the younger Bertolucci decided that
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Bernardo Bertolucci, Oscar-winning Director, Dead At Age 77

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Bertolucci on location for "Last Tango in Paris" with Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider in 1972.

By Lee Pfeiffer

Bernardo Bertolucci, the acclaimed Italian director, has died in Rome at age 77. The cause of death was not immediately revealed. Bertolucci won an Oscar for his direction of the 1987 film "The Last Emperor" and also received acclaim for his earlier films that included "The Spider's Stratagem" and "The Conformist". A left-wing Marxist through much of his life, Bertolucci also directed the 1976 epic "1900" which was steeped in political overtones. His most famous and notorious film was "Last Tango in Paris" (1972), which was non-political but highly controversial. It's graphic sexual content was the cause of international controversy and resulted in Bertolucci being charged with obscenity in his native Italy. The film starred Marlon Brando in the tale of a depressed, middle-aged American ex-pat who indulges in a series of anonymous sexual encounters with a teenage Parisian girl (Maria Schneider.
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Hollywood Remembers Bernardo Bertolucci as a ‘Giant of Italian Filmmaking’

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Hollywood Remembers Bernardo Bertolucci as a ‘Giant of Italian Filmmaking’
Hollywood is paying their respects to Bernardo Bertolucci, the famed Italian art-house director who died Monday at age of 77 after battling cancer.

Filmmakers and critics celebrated his life’s work, which included films “Last Tango in Paris,” “The Last Emperor” and “The Conformist,” in tributes on Monday morning.

“Farewell to Bernardo Bertolucci, Honorary Palme at #Cannes2011 for his entire career after chairing the Jury in 1990,” the official account of the Cannes Film Festival tweeted. “A giant of Italian filmmaking, he will remain forever a leading light in world cinema.”

Also Read: Bernardo Bertolucci, 'Last Tango in Paris' Director, Dies at 77

Director Guillermo Del Toro took the time to rank his top three Bertolucci films, starting with “The Conformist,” followed by “1900” and “The Last Emperor.”

Bertolucci won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for “The Last Emperor” and was also nominated in that category for “Last Tango in Paris.
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Bernardo Bertolucci, Last Tango in Paris Director, Dies at 77

Bernardo Bertolucci, Last Tango in Paris Director, Dies at 77
Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci, whose career defined scandal and evoked eroticism and sumptuous beauty, has died of cancer in Rome. The director of Last Tango In Paris was 77 and had been confined to a wheelchair for much of the last 10 years.

A product of Italian New Wave cinema’s golden era, the Parma-born Bertolucci achieved international acclaim, winning the Oscar for Best Director for 1987’s The Last Emperor.

Beginning as a poet, Bertolucci entered film work as a writer for Pier Paolo Pasolini before attracting attention as a director-writer with 1970’s The Conformist, a stylish work that brought him
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Bernardo Bertolucci, ‘Last Tango in Paris’ Director, Dies at 77

  • The Wrap
Bernardo Bertolucci, ‘Last Tango in Paris’ Director, Dies at 77
Bernardo Bertolucci, the director of “Last Tango in Paris,” has died. He was 77.

The Italian filmmaker lost his battle with cancer on Monday, according to the Associated Press. He passed away in Rome, surrounded by family.

Bertolucci was a self-professed Marxist, which could be seen in his films.

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Bertolucci won a pair of Oscars for writing and directing 1987’s “The Last Emperor.” The movie itself won all nine Academy Awards for which it was nominated.

Previously, Bertolucci was Oscar-nominated in 1974 for directing “Last Tango.” Two years prior, Bertolucci received an Academy Award nomination for writing “The Conformist.”

TheWrap did not immediately hear back from our request for the Punto e Virgola press office to confirm Bertolucci’s passing.

Also Read: Nicolas Roeg, 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' Director, Dies at
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Bernardo Bertolucci, Oscar Winner and ‘Last Tango in Paris’ Director, Dead at 77

Bernardo Bertolucci, Oscar Winner and ‘Last Tango in Paris’ Director, Dead at 77
Bernardo Bertolucci, the legendary Italian director behind classics such as “Last Tango in Paris” and “The Last Emperor,” has died at age 77. Bertolucci’s publicist, Flavia Shiavi, confirmed the director’s passing on the morning of Monday, November 26. The filmmaker, who had been suffering from cancer, died at his home in Rome, Italy.

Bertolucci was widely considered one of Italy’s greatest auteurs throughout his five decades making films in both Hollywood and Italy. The filmmaker got his start working with another giant of Italian cinema, Pier Paolo Pasolini. Bertolucci was an assistant on Pasolini’s first feature, “Accattone,” before he made his own directorial debut at age 21 with “The Grim Reaper” in 1962. The drama centered around the murder of a Roman prostitute and premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Bertolucci gained recognition in Hollywood following the release of “The Conformist,” which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
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Bernardo Bertolucci, ‘Last Tango in Paris’ Director, Dead at 77

Bernardo Bertolucci, ‘Last Tango in Paris’ Director, Dead at 77
Bernardo Bertolucci, the Oscar-winning filmmaker and auteur behind Last Tango in Paris and The Last Emperor, died Monday at the age of 77. The director’s publicist confirmed to Variety that Bertolucci died at his home in Rome following a brief battle with cancer.

The Cannes Film Festival tweeted Monday, “Farewell to Bernardo Bertolucci, Honorary Palme at Cannes 2011 for his entire career after chairing the Jury in 1990. Before the Revolution, The Conformist, 1900, Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man… A giant of Italian filmmaking, he will remain forever a leading light in world cinema.
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Bertolucci Remembered: Producer Jeremy Thomas Recalls “One Of The Greats”; Antonio Banderas, Franco Zeffirelli Reflect

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Refresh For Updates The Last Emperor and The Dreamers producer Jeremy Thomas, collaborator with Bernardo Bertolucci on five films, has called the late filmmaker “a monumental figure.”

Multi-Oscar winner Bertolucci passed away this morning in Rome aged 77 following a battle with cancer. Thomas traveled to say goodbye to his old friend and collaborator this past weekend.

The British producer, founder of iconic UK production firm Recorded Picture Company, told me, “He was like a brother to me. We spoke very regularly. It is a tough day. He was a wonderful man, one of the greats and the best of collaborators. He was a monumental and inspirational figure, the last of the great Italian filmmakers from that era.”

Thomas and Bertolucci worked together on five films: The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky, Little Buddha, Stealing Beauty and The Dreamers. Bertolucci first contacted the UK producer after seeing his film Merry Christmas
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