Bernardo Bertolucci’s film is a living, fluid organism that spans the distances between several poles of extremity.
While Raro’s commendable Blu-ray is leagues ahead of its competitors, even it fails to fully deliver the perfect image this movie so richly deserves.
Not even the choice of a lead with visible facial acne scars, a welcome gesture toward authenticity, is enough to overcome the gaping hole of psychological nuance at the film’s center.
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Essential viewing, if not only for its edutainment factor, but for the dynamism and felt resonance of its maker’s bounding enthusiasms.
They are also unassailable in their perfection, and could easily fall at the top of any all-time best list arrived at by consensus.
This three-disc set of 1900 is significant for presenting Bertolucci’s most epic epic in its most complete form.
I know Alex Ross Perry from the movies, from seeing him at repertory screenings in New York.
Sex isn’t just a setting here the way that, say, ballet is just the setting of Black Swan, to recall a film we discussed recently.
As photographed by Vittorio Storraro, the film is a mélange of the sensual haziness of ‘70s European art-house fair and the high-contrast, anxious angles of film noir.
An intellectual achievement rather than a visceral or emotional one.
Language is only one factor in the film’s negotiation of East and West.
One of cinema’s greatest cinematographic performances combines with a director’s epic vision and superb craftsmanship to create a visual masterpiece.
The awe-inspiring camerawork combines gorgeous color, expansive landscapes, and a set of beautifully incorporated symbols.