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The film's raw portrayal of sexual violence and emotional turmoil led to international controversy and drew various levels of government censorship in different venues. After revisions were made to the MPAA ratings code inthe film was reclassified NC for "some explicit sexual content". Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released a censored R-rated cut in Paul Brandoa middle-aged American hotel owner mourning the suicide of his wife Rosa, meets a young, engaged Parisian woman named Jeanne Maria Schneider at an apartment that both are interested in renting.
Paul takes the apartment after they begin an anonymous sexual relationship there. He insists that neither of them must share any personal information, even given names, much to Jeanne's dismay. The affair continues until one day, Jeanne arrives at the apartment and finds that Paul has packed up and left without warning. Paul later meets Jeanne on the street and says he wants to renew the relationship. He tells her of the recent tragedy of his wife.
As he tells his life story, they walk into a tango bar, where Anything - Janet* - The Velvet Rope continues telling her about himself. The loss of anonymity disillusions Jeanne about their relationship. She tells Paul she does not want Why Did She Choose You 2 - Gato Barbieri - Last Tango In Paris see him again. Paul, not wanting to let Jeanne go, chases her through the streets of Paris, all the way back to her apartment, where he tells her he loves her and wants to know her name.
Jeanne takes a gun from a drawer. She tells Paul her name and shoots him. Paul staggers out onto the balcony, mortally wounded, and collapses. As Paul dies, Jeanne, dazed, mutters to herself that he was just a stranger who tried to rape her and she did not know who he was, as if in a rehearsal, preparing herself for questioning by the police.
Bernardo Bertolucci developed the film from his sexual fantasies: Why Did She Choose You 2 - Gato Barbieri - Last Tango In Paris once dreamed When The Cocoon Is Finished The Spider Watches The Victim, His Artwork Is Done. The Spider Makes Ano seeing a beautiful nameless woman on the street and having sex with her without ever knowing who she was".
It was later adapted as a novel by Robert Alley. The film was directed by Bertolucci with cinematography by Vittorio Storaro. Bertolucci originally intended to cast Dominique Sandawho developed the idea with Why Did She Choose You 2 - Gato Barbieri - Last Tango In Parisand Jean-Louis Trintignant. Trintignant refused and, when Brando accepted, Sanda was pregnant and decided not to do the film.
An art lover, Bertolucci drew inspiration from the works of the Irish-born British artist Francis Bacon for the opening sequence of cast and crew credits.
After the film's release, criminal proceedings were brought in Italy against the film for "esasperato pansessualismo fine a se stesso" "aggravated, gratuitous pansexualism". The final judgment of the Court of Appeal Cassazione delivered on 29 January ordered that the film be seized by the censorship commission and that all copies be destroyed.
Scriptwriter Franco Arcalli, producer Alberto Grimaldi, director Bernardo Bertolucci, and Marlon Brando were each given suspended sentences of two months imprisonment. The film contains a scene in which Paul Why Did She Choose You 2 - Gato Barbieri - Last Tango In Paris rapes Jeanne using butter as a lubricant. While the rape is simulatedthe scene still had a tremendously negative effect on Schneider.
In a interview, Schneider said that the scene was not in the script and that "when they told me, I had a burst of anger. I threw everything.
And nobody can force someone to do something not in the script. But I didn't know that". They only told me about it before we had to film the scene and I was so angry.
I should have called my agent or had my lawyer come to the set because you can't force someone to do something that isn't in the script, but at the time, I didn't know that. Marlon said to Why Did She Choose You 2 - Gato Barbieri - Last Tango In Paris 'Maria, don't worry, it's just a movie', but during the scene, even though what Marlon was doing wasn't real, I was crying real tears.
I felt humiliated and to be honest, I felt a little raped, both by Marlon and by Bertolucci. After the scene, Marlon didn't console me or apologise. Thankfully, there was just one take. InBertolucci denied Wahre Liebe - Jürgen Drews - feat. Onkel Jürgen he "stole her youth" she was 19 at the time of filmingand commented, "The girl wasn't mature enough to understand what was going on.
She also claimed that Brando and Bertolucci "made a fortune" from the film while she made very little money. Schneider died in In the interview, Bertolucci clarified that although the rape scene was in the script, the detail of using butter as a lubricant was improvised the day of shooting and Schneider did not know about the use of the butter beforehand.
Bertolucci said that "I feel guilty, but I don't regret it. Bertolucci said that Couleurs de la Cité Céleste - Pierre Boulez - The Complete Erato Recordings and Brando "decided not to say anything to Maria to get a more realistic response".
In Novembera slightly different version of the College Tour interview was uploaded to YouTube  by the Spanish nonprofit El Mundo de Alycia on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women accompanied by a statement concluding that the scene "abused [Schneider] psychologically and, who knows if also, physically Movies writer Tom Butler wrote an article about it  prompting several celebrities to condemn OAR004 - Planningtorock - RA.266 film and Bertolucci  and a number of newspapers picked up on the story, reporting that Bertolucci had "confessed" to Schneider being raped on set, prompting Bertolucci to release a statement, clarifying that a simulation and not an actual intercourse took place.
Bertolucci also shot a scene which showed Brando's genitals, but in explained, "I had so identified myself with Brando that I cut it out of shame for myself. To show him naked would have been like showing me naked. And he was Marlon Brando! Brando refused to speak to Bertolucci for 15 years after the production was completed. Bertolucci said:. I was thinking that it was like a dialogue where he was really answering my questions in a way.
When at the end of the movie, when he saw it, I discovered that he realized what we were doing, that he was delivering so much of his own experience. And he was very upset with me, and I told him, "Listen, you are a grown-up. Older than me. Didn't you realize what you were doing? I called him one day in '93, I think, I was in LA and my wife was shooting a movie. First of all, he answered the phone, and he was talking to me like we had seen each other a day earlier. He said, "Come here.
I was so emotional. The hues used in the film were inspired by the paintings of Bacon. Bacon's painting style often depicted human skin like raw meat and the painter's inspiration included meat hanging in a butcher shops window and human skin diseases.
Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro had previously worked with Bertolucci on The Conformist and often used an azure hue in the film. Storaro later told a reporter that. I did not have the slightest idea that an orange film could be born. We needed another kind of emotion It was the case of Last Tango. For Last Tango in ParisBertolucci and Storaro took inspiration from Bacon's paintings by using "rich oranges, light and cool grays, icy whites, and occasional reds combine[d] with Bertolucci's own tasteful choices of soft browns, blond browns, and delicate whites with bluish and pink shadings".
Sex Crime (1984) - Eurythmics - Greatest Hits (VHS) took Marlon Brando to the Bacon exhibit and told Brando that he "wanted him to compare himself with Bacon's human figures because I felt that, like them, Marlon's face and body were characterized by a strange and infernal plasticity. I wanted Paul to be like the figures that obsessively return in Bacon: faces eaten by something coming from the inside.
As was his practice in previous films, Brando refused to memorise his lines for many of the scenes. Instead he wrote his lines on João Gilberto & Antonio Carlos Jobim - Gilberto & Jobim cards and posted them around the set, leaving Bertolucci with the problem of keeping them out of the picture frame.
During his long monologue over the body of his wife, for example, Brando's dramatic lifting of his eyes upward is not spontaneous dramatic acting but a search for his next cue card. The film score was composed by Gato Barbieriarranged and conducted by Oliver Nelsonand the soundtrack album was released on the United Artists label. Suspenseful jazz, melancholy orchestration, and actual tangos fit the film's air of erotic longing, melancholy despair, and doomed fate".
The film opened in late in France, where filmgoers stood in two-hour queues for the first month of its run at the seven cinemas Why Did She Choose You 2 - Gato Barbieri - Last Tango In Paris it was screened.
The film generated considerable controversy because of its subject and graphic portrayal of sex. Schneider provided frank interviews in the wake of Tango ' s controversy, claiming she had slept with 50 men and 70 women, that she was " bisexual completely", and that she had used heroincocaineand marijuana. She also said of Bertolucci, "He's quite clever and more free and very young. Everybody was digging what he was doing, and we were all very close.
During the publicity for the film's release, Bertolucci said Schneider developed an " Oedipal fixation with Brando". The film premiered in New York City on 14 OctoberWhy Did She Choose You 2 - Gato Barbieri - Last Tango In Paris enormous public controversy, as it had received coverage after opening in France. The media frenzy surrounding the film generated intense popular interest as well as moral condemnation, and the film was featured in cover stories in both Time and Newsweek  magazines.
Playboy published a photo spread of Brando and Schneider "cavorting in the nude". Any moviegoers who are not shocked, titillated, disgusted, fascinated, delighted or angered by this early scene in Bernardo Bertolucci's new movie, Last Tango in Parisshould be patient. There is more to come. Much more. The Village Voice reported walkouts by board members and "vomiting by well-dressed wives".
After local government officials failed to ban the film in Montclair, New Jerseytheatergoers had to push through a mob of outraged residents, who hurled epithets like "perverts" and "homos" at the attendees.
Later, a bomb threat temporarily halted the showing. The film's scandal centred mostly on an anal rape scene, featuring Paul's use of butter as a lubricant. Film critic Pauline Kael endorsed the film, writing that " Tango has altered the face of an art form.
This is a movie people will be arguing about for as long as there are movies. Kael's review of Last Tango in Paris is regarded as the most influential piece of her career.
American director Robert Altman expressed unqualified praise: "I walked out of the screening and said to myself, 'How dare I make another film? The website's critical consensus reads, "Naturalistic but evocative, Last Tango in Paris is a vivid exploration of pain, love, and sex featuring a typically towering Marlon Brando performance.
British censors reduced the duration of the sodomy sequence before permitting the film to be released in the United Kingdom,  though it is not cut in later releases. Mary Whitehousea Christian morality campaigner, expressed outrage that the film had been certified "X" rather than banned outright, and Labour MP Maurice Edelman denounced the classification as "a license to degrade". The same happened in Brazil during the period of military dictatorship when the film was censored.
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