Most people who have heard of the 1972 film “final tango in Paris” would immediately think of the film’s infamous butter sex scene, which cast a long shadow over the film’s heroine, led to the film’s eventual prohibition in several countries, and resulted in a suspended sentence for Bertolucci herself.
There are few points of contention in the film more than the butter incident. While this moment isn’t what “Last Tango in Paris” is about, it’s a good starting point for contemplating the film’s inventive spirit.
Middle-Aged American Widower
The film follows the events that unfold after a middle-aged American widower meets a French girl in a vacant Parisian apartment. They have a moment of amnesia and engage in wild sex.
The American male lead, Paul, is played by Marlon Brando, who also penned much of his own lines.
Paul is a mysterious man who declined to give her his name and origin, whenever she let her desire to find things from him, Paul would yell at him with threatening violence whenever he said something about himself.
Bertolucci is eager to dig Paul from brando’s real experience of the past, so he kept encouraging scenes, brando able to improvise, so Paul can also be seen as a role, brando closest to the true self.
Paul and his Wife’s
Paul and his wife’s lover next after reminiscing about the past, look for Paul figure from Jeanne into the apartment, until Paul noise told her with butter, then clip replacement Paul is lie on the ground to eat bread, this paragraph is to use two pieces of the mirror to the conversation of two people, let she opened the cupboard door, Mirror the Paul gloat with a water bottle, Mirror the jeana lay next to Paul. Then, there was coerced sexual activity.
Later, when the heroine was interviewed, she had no idea about Brando’s unexpected move, thus her tears in front of the camera were genuine out of a combination of extreme shame and a sense of having been insulted by Brando and Bertolucci. Consequently, numerous media outlets created this interview with a fabricated title, and it was widely distributed.
Brando and director without prior instructions, no doubt, for any a woman, is a kind of error does not comply with the code of ethics, and even caused serious trauma, but “last tango in Paris” in 1972, the seventies environment not today can pursue gender equality, promote ethical environment, it is an ancient philosophy, morality.
It’s important to consider this happening in the perspective of cinematic art and story because of the interconnectedness of political, economic, drug, sex, and pop culture trends. What we are witnessing is a film, not the actuality.
Butter event is also triggered because Paul male power cast, Paul, in the face of his late wife, In the face of women, the accumulated pressure in the family will eventually explode.
And the film is a story about men forced dominated women’s troubled relationship with the beginning Paul track of Jeanne, until after the first time they had sex apathy, more want to Paul is jeana body.
Since he is such a dangerous person, it is no surprise that he takes a commanding role in every sexual relationship, which is consistent with the story’s overarching theme of sexual indulgence.
Like Brando, who improvised most of his lines and body language during filming, the film’s protagonists—both male and female—exhibit a degree of hesitation and indecision throughout the film.
Director Bernardo Bertolucci designed the film’s narrative framework with improvisation in mind. Artists of all eras need to have a work ethic that prioritises personal autonomy and the creative process.