“Forgotten Hollywood”- Mama Mia…

Posted on November 26, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`Bernardo Bertolucci was the Oscar-winning director whose groundbreaking movies, including Last Tango In Paris and The Last Emperor.  An iconic figure in Italian cinema, Bertolucci is the one Italian filmmaker to have won the Academy Award for Best Director.

“`Bernardo was born in 1941 to a prominent family in northern Italy. His father, Attilio Bertolucci, was a well-regarded poet. He was married to British screenwriter and director Clare Peploe. BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI ->

“`In a career that stretched back to the early 1960s, Bernardo became a key figure of the extraordinary Italian new wave, but made a successful transition to large-scale Hollywood productions. An early mentor was Pier-Paolo Pasolini. Bertolucci offered technical work on Sergio Leone’s epic spaghetti western Once Upon a Time in the West.

“`Bernardo was recognized with an Oscar nomination in 1970 for Adapted Screenplay of The Conformist. Last Tango in Paris, a provocative 1973 flick starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider, it became an initial X-rated production to screen in mainstream American theaters. His 1987 film, The Last Emperor swept up a total of nine Academy Awards, winning every nominated category.

“`The provocative Bernardo Bertolucci was seventy-seven.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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