Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
I have dedicated today completely to catching up on all my blogs and if that means neglecting some housework, so be it! I have been behind for weeks now and am very eager to watch some new movies. Until that happy moment arrives, though, we must talk about The Conformist.
Marcello Clerici is in Paris to assassinate his former college professor. In a series of flashbacks, we learn about Marcello's past, which includes homosexual encounters, an awkward marriage, and an affair with the professor's wife. Basically, this man is just a horrible person but we are supposed to find him fascinating. Sounds like every guy I have ever gone a date with, come to think of it.
I have really been hating on the recent string of films and from the looks of what we have lined up, that is not going to change anytime soon. I will say that it was interesting watching where loyalty to the state led during a period of revolution and change. But did anyone find these characters to be realistic or relatable in any way? They all seemed to be disturbed to some degree. I am sorry to burst any males' bubbles here, but I highly doubt that any woman would act like Anna does.
This was a sad and strange experience; I only wish that I cared a bit more about the characters. Oh well.
The telephone number given by the operator belongs to Jean-Luc Godard.