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Il Conformista/The Conformist (1970) - Bernardo Bertolucci

Related: Italian literature - Bernardo Bertolucci - Alberto Moravia

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The subtlety of composition, decor, and atmosphere within a single shot denotes the presence of a master. The time is the 30s, revealed in dress, wallpaper, style of couch. The slanting rays of the sun add to the pent-up erotic tension of a moment soon to erupt in a sexual encounter on the floor. --Film As a Subversive Art (1974) - Amos Vogel

The Conformist is a 1970 film by Bernardo Bertolucci starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Stefania Sandrelli, based on the novel Il Conformista by Alberto Moravia. In it a weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, who is now a political dissident. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conformist [Jan 2005]

The Conformist (1970) criticised Fascist ideology, examining the relationship between nationhood and nationalism, as well as issues of popular taste and collective memory. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernardo_Bertolucci [Jan 2005]

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