Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian film maker, dies
The Italian director, Bernardo Bertolucci, whose films include "The Last Tango in Paris" and "1900", who died in Rome at 77, told Italian media on Monday.
One of the cinema giants of the world and the world was considered to be Mr Bertolucci, the only Italian to win the Oscar for the best film, winning the 1988 prize for "The Last Emperor".
This biographical masterpiece of the last Chinese emperor won a total of nine Oscars, in each of the categories for which he was nominated.
The original film maker won the 1972 erotic drama "The Last Tango in Paris", with Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider, who presented a controversial sex scene featuring butter.
He had been in a wheelchair for many years and had won an excellent Palme for all his work at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Former president of the festival, Gilles Jacob, said he had been bothered by the death of "the last emperor of the Italian cinema, lord of all words and adventures".
"The party is over: you have to be two to dance the tango," said Jacob to AFP.
Bertolucci was born in 1941 in Parma, in the north east of Italy, which was often politically produced, dealing with the "1900" or the fate of Italian vacancies in "The Conformist".
Mr. Acknowledgment Bertolucci, that Maria Schneider, 19, 19, was not aware that Marlon Brando's character played Marin Brando as a bird during the scene where the actor simulates a virtual penetration.
"The idea of butter was the only new thing. That's what I learned a lot of years later, harassing Maria, and not pretending the anticipated scene in the movie script."
"It's comfortable and scared that anyone can be so naive to believe that what's happening on a movie screen really happens," he said about the audience.
Maria Schneider, who suffered from substance misuse and depression before her death in 2011, said four years ago she felt "some rape" during the scene and was incredibly angry for years after filming movie.
When asked in 2013 how they would like to be remembered, Bertolucci told AFP: "I do not care for it."
"I believe that my movies are there, which people can see," said during a presentation of the "Last Emperor" 3D version to mark 25 years since its international release.
"And sometimes I'll laugh, thinking that I'll be remembered more like a talent scout for young women than as a movie maker," he said.
The list of stars he has featured includes Dominique Sanda in "The Conformist" in the 1970s, Maria Schneider in "The Last Tango in Paris" (1972), Liv Tyler at "Beauty Volée" in 1996 and Eva Green, who had scripted on the screen in "Innocents" in 2003.