There is one great moment for the heroine when she refuses Paul's power play and is equally unimpressed by his new declarations of love. Now, look at the film again with that in mind and you will notice that everything, as if by magic, makes perfect sense. A young Parisian woman begins a sordid affair with a middled-aged American businessman whom lays out ground rules that their clandestine relationship will be based only on sex. Their affair is purely physical, and the barren apartment becomes, as Bertolucci intended, a world of debauchery on which is explored a catalog of behavior that seems more childish than kinky. Tango is something else altogether, cinema veritè photographed by Vittorio Storaro, a revolutionary artistic genius, Gato Barbieri's music and Marlon Brando giving himself totally in one of the most brilliant pieces of self indulgence ever put on film. Artists are always trying to get down to the basics of human existence, and, unfortunately, it's not always pretty. She asks what she should call Paul, and they proceed to give themselves names brought only out of grunts, growls and screeches.
What was going on in their minds? I think that the truth falls somewhere in the middle. Their affair is not between two gay man but between two heterosexuals. That's the key, that's at the center of it all. Dia bersikeras bahwa tak satu pun dari mereka harus berbagi informasi pribadi, bahkan diberi nama. Apparently the movie went on with a girl in the part but not even a coma was changed from the original.
Their relationship deeply affects their lives, as Paul struggles with his wife's death and Jeanne prepares to marry her fiance, Tom, a film director making a cinema-verite documentary about her. Perhaps that is how he could pull off the monumental performance that he did. I may be wrong of course, but I don't think so. Above all, you have to get rid of her numerous suitors. At the beginning, it is Brando who is confused, lost, driven mad by the toll that a past love has taken on him.
The passion is expertly exposed through the savage brutality that Brando brings to the performance, as only he knew how to. Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris is like any other piece of art; You get out of it only as much as you put into it. I have never seen an actor pour so much of himself out before a camera. Brando's Paul between self-hatred over his wife's suicide and his feelings for Maria Schneider's Jeanne, she between her adoring documentary filmmaker fiancé based wittily on Godard and the taboo-breaking Paul. The extreme frankness makes faintly uncomfortable viewing, not only because of its sexual material but because of its exploration of our inner nature with true perspective. To go against what you have come to accept as your own nature. Well I'm already here so I seem to have taken a decision.
If they are a man and a girl above the age of consent why the charade of secrecy? Her life is committed to distance and emotional isolation. Her mind has confined itself to that little apartment where intimacy knew no bounds, except the publicity of a painful outside world. Yet, at the end of the film, it is Schneider's Jeanne who cares not about names, identity, and personal histories. Their relationship deeply affects their lives, as Paul struggles with his wife's death and Jeanne prepares to marry her fiance, Tom, a film director making a cinema-verite documentary about her. Instantly drawn to each other, they hit a stormy, passionate affair, in which they do not reveal their obloquy to each other. A breaking of rules in the most intimate way. A lot of fingers and butter and,talk.
But, somehow, I don't think I will have to. . It is quite possibly the greatest performance I have ever seen. It is, at least in name, a performance, but, how much of it is a performance, and how much is a stream of consciousness therapy session? The movie is also intensely erotic, intensely realistic, immensely disturbing. Their relationship deeply affects their lives, as Paul struggles with his wife's death and Jeanne prepares to marry her fiance, Tom, a film director making a cinema-verite documentary about her. As a side note let me tell you that legend has it that in the original script, the Maria Schnaider's character, was a boy. Why she's never really dressed like a girl, always jackets and open neck shirts and why they never make love like a man and a woman, usually, do? It was, in short, a film about sex and the way that human beings use sex as a refuge, a release, and a weapon The frank dialog, the nudity, and the simulated sex were not gratuitously employed but were integral to the theme of the film, and if the picture was not totally successful, it was certainly unforgettable Marlon Brando appears as a middle-aged Americanbut not the kind of American in Paris glorified by either George Gershwin or Ernest Hemingway.
Shall I write as I remember the experience or shall I watch it again? Use direct links to download or Watch Online. This film, like all other great films, leaves us asking questions, not only about the characters we've seen, but about the characters we portray on a daily basis. Also, the film tries to show the circular nature of our lives things end only to begin again. Many people saw this movie in the 1970's and still see it today as being pornography and nothing else. And finally look at the end and tell me if doesn't make much more sense if she was a he. The film does prove Bertolucci to be a true filmmaker capable of the audacity of Jean-Luc Godard and the distinctive style of Ingmar Bergman.
A million questions could be asked about these two central characters. While looking for an apartment, Jeanne, a beautiful young Parisienne, encounters Paul, a mysterious American expatriate mourning his wife's recent suicide. When they get to the tango scene Brando dances with a real woman while Maria Schnaider monkeys around them. Their relationship deeply affects their lives, as Paul struggles with his wife's death and Jeanne prepares to marry her fiance, Tom, a film director making a cinema-verite documentary about her. Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars.