Monday, August 15, 2011

forever 'jeanne'

maria schneider lit up the screen like no other. joy, petulance, and a sense of wonderment seemed to follow her around like a swarm of yellow butterflies. 'last tango in paris' may not have been her favorite movie making experience but i love every frame. sadly, maria suffered humiliation at the hands of the director. seems like he paid the price for it:

'After the film's release in Europe, director Bernardo Bertolucci, producer Alberto Grimaldi, Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider were all indicted by a court in Bologna, Italy for making the film under the term "ultalitarian pornography". They were all acquitted of the charge shortly thereafter with Bertolucci losing his civil rights (including his right to vote) for five years.'-imdb

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