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Film Modernism$
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Sam Rohdie

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781784992637

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784992637.001.0001

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Bodies

Bodies

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(p.30) Bodies
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Film Modernism
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Sam Rohdie

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784992637.003.0007

What is important in the doubling of Bacon’s paintings by Bertolucci in Last Tango is less the specific duplications in his work and their re-creation in film, than a more general practice in Bertolucci’s work at once classical and resistant to classicism. Bertolucci’s narratives turn back on themselves, are enigmatic and elliptical, sometimes obscure, often unresolved, as in Ingmar Bergman’s films, especially Bergman’s Persona where identity and doubling are central as they are in the films of Orson Welles

Keywords:   classical, elliptical, enigmatic

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