Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Last Tango in Paris (1973) blu-ray *****

And Marlon Brando, already an established superstar, was looking to take his acting method to its logical conclusion: the use of his most toxic personal memories to define his character. There is nothing held in reserve; no dusty emotional corner – or physical orifice – too guarded to be probed. His conflicting displays of brutality and abject weakness create an unfathomably complex character; a character in the throes of disintegration from the inside.

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