Category: Shade Rupe



One of the remarkable statements of a great film is its ability to have its title be intrinsic to its tale. In the case Bernard Bertolucci’s of THE CONFORMIST, which is told with anything but conformity, the film is seen as a dominant expression of the mechanics of fascism, a tale of self-imposed sexual persecution, and an exploration of social psychology, though for the majority of its audience it’s a glorious evocation of all that is cinema. Bernardo Bertolucci’s THE CONFORMIST is rightly referred to as “a real filmmaker’s film” by screenwriter and director Paul Schrader: “Bernardo wrote the bible, and we all just page through it.” A film told through music, direction, performance, set and costume design, and most of all, style.