Bernardo Bertolucci

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Bernardo Bertolucci
BirthplaceParma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Bertolucci, Bernardo

(bĕrnär`dō bĕr'tōlo͞ot`chē), 1940–2018, Italian film director and screenwriter, considered one of the finest Italian directors of his generation. The son of poet Attilio Bertolucci and himself a published poet, he began his film career in 1961 as an assistant to director Pier Paolo PasoliniPasolini, Pier Paolo
, 1922–75, Italian writer and film director. A former Roman Catholic and a Marxist, Pasolini brought to his work a combination of religious and social consciousness. His early works, including the novel A Violent Life (1957; tr.
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. Bertolucci made his first feature-length film the following year and scored a modest success with his second, Before the Revolution (1964). After directing several documentaries, he returned to features with two tales of Italian fascism, The Spider's Stratagem and The Conformist (both: 1970), his first mature works. The controversial Last Tango in Paris (1972) brought him international fame. The story of an affair between a middle-aged American and a young Frenchwoman that featured a riveting performance by Marlon BrandoBrando, Marlon,
1924–2004, American film actor, often described as the greatest of his generation, b. Omaha, Nebr. Regarded as the foremost practitioner of "method" acting as taught by American disciples of Constantin Stanislavsky at New York's Actor's Studio (he studied
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, it was alternately praised and damned for its open and sometimes violent portrayal of sexuality. The Last Emperor (1987), which examined the tumultuous life of Chinese emperor Pu YiPu Yi
or Henry Pu-yi,
Manchu Aisin Gioro, 1906–67, last emperor (1908–12) of China, under the reign name Hsuan T'ung. After his abdication, the new republican government granted him a large government pension and permitted him to live in the
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, won Bertolucci Academy Awards for directing and screenwriting; the film also garnered best picture and six more Oscars. His other films include 1900 (1977), Little Buddha (1994), Stealing Beauty (1996), Besieged (1999), The Dreamers (2003), and Me and You (2012).
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10 The Sheltering Sky, 1990, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci (United Kingdom-Italy) Paul Bowles and his wife, Jane, were both gay--or at least bi-curious--but in the movie version of Bowles's story the couple going on a Moroccan journey in search of thrills is as straight as the road to Hollywood.
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Stealing Beauty es, en efecto, la primera pelicula que filma Bernardo Bertolucci en su Italia natal desde La tragedia de un uomo ridicolo (1981), es decir, regresa a filmar a su pais luego de 15 anos consagrados a la reflexion y a la escritura y rodaje de la llamada "Trilogia oriental".
This last passion of his, which goes back to his high-school years when he had Cesare Zavattini as an instructor, must have been inherited by his son, the famous movie director Bernardo Bertolucci.
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In Denmark, film director Lars Von Trier describes his admiration for Ingmar Bergman; and Bernardo Bertolucci remembers his work with Pier Paolo Pasolini.
The jury is headed by Oscar-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci.
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Director Bernardo Bertolucci makes Tyler shine on screen, while sterling support comes from a likeable cast.
THE Last Emperor director Bernardo Bertolucci has won this year's World Cinema Achievement Award.
The 'Harry Potter' actress, who stated that she would love to work with Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, revealed her intention of being selective while picking her next flick.