Monday, October 31, 2011

Top Ranked Films of Bernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci
5 titles, 48th in points with 15,127

Bertolucci is one of my favorite directors, The Conformist is a masterpiece. Beautifully photographed, you can see it’s influence on U.S. films like the two Godfathers. The Last Emperor was also beautifully made. He is severely underrated to me, he would be in my top 10.

These are all the films of Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci’s that made the top 1000 in our 2011 update of the Top Ranked 1000 Films on the Net, all polls.

1. Conformist, The (1970) #45 a true masterpiece
2. Last Tango in Paris (1973) #262
3. 1900 (1976) #504
4. Last Emperor, The (1987) #900
5. Spider's Stratagem, The (1970) #993

Those out of the top 1000
6. Luna #1826
7. Sheltering Sky, The #2007
8. Before the Revolution #2015

The Last Emperor should be much higher, it’s a legitimate top 100-200 of all-time, winner of 8 Oscars®, including best picture and director. It has to be a better film than Last Tango in Paris, though the latter is also a surprisingly good film, a much deeper love story than it seems. All these films are worth seeing, some several times.

See the full list of top ranked 100 directors here: Top Ranked 100 Directors, 2011 Edition

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