Monday, September 1, 2008

Images From My All Time Favorite Films: Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist (1970)

The Conformist 1

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The Conformist 11

The Conformist 12


The King Of Cool said...

Never seen this film. I don't really even know much about it. Great shots though.

Ed Howard said...

Great images from a great film. I obviously need to see more Bertolucci, because this is one of my favorites too. The imagery is so lush -- you stayed away from all the most iconic shots and still found so many great images, which is certainly a testament to the film's visual richness.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Keith,
I highly recommend this film for you. One of teh best of the seventies and to my eyes one of the best ever.

Thanks Ed,
It was tricky not choosing the more famous shots as there are so many. I'm pretty happy with teh ones I have here...glad you enjoyed them.

James Hansen said...

This is visually incredible for's so beautiful in that regard I always feel like I should have liked the film more than I do. I've seen it 3 times (twice in 35mm) and every time I am blown away by the images (the scene in the car/woods at the end is one of the best ever filmed) but everything else leaves me too far away from its message. If I like the films I just like them...not too much love from me. I have similar problems with the rest of Bertolucci too...I guess I'm just hung up on it and can't get past it. I just don't get much emotion in the's all in the images.

I think I commented before on Out 1 about a Bertolucci class I audited, and my being underwhelmed by most of his work. Alas, so many of them are so beautiful, no doubt. This is no different. I still think BEFORE THE REVOLUTION or PARTNER are my personal favorites of his.

Steve Langton said...

Love this film. Great performance from Trintignant, and Storaro's work is masterly.Well done for picking some nice shots.

Lastyear said...

One of my all time favorite films. I remember seeing this when it played the old Studio theater in Ferndale Mi and being so blown away I went back again the next night. Unfortunately the DVD does not do the cinematography justice.
Would love a blu ray remastering.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks James, Steve and LastYear for the continuing comments. It's great to see such different opinions.