Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Conformist (1970)

Italian title: Il conformista
dir. Bernardo Bertolucci

Many thanks to Lois for taking additional pictures for me.

Marcello Clerici's (Jean-Louis Trintignant) hotel – Gare d'Orsay, 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris, France. It’s a former railway station and hotel, built in 1900. The station ceased to operate long time ago, and the hotel closed in 1973. The building reopened as the Musée d'Orsay in 1986. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings in the world.

Pont de Bir-Hakeim, Paris, France. The bridge is featured more prominently in Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris.

Marcello on his way to visit his fiancée Giulia (Stefania Sandrelli) – Res Gestae Divi Augusti aka The Achievements of the Deified Augustus, Museum Ara Pacis Augustae, Lungotevere dei Mellini 35, Rome, Italy. The text is the funerary inscription of the Roman emperor, Augustus, giving a record of his life and accomplishments. The original, which has not survived, was engraved upon a pair of bronze pillars in front of Augustus' mausoleum. A protective building for the Altar was built during the Mussolini era in 1938 as part of the dictator’s efforts to glorify the Roman imperial past. A new cover building, designed by American architect Richard Meier, was erected on the site in 2006.

Marcello notices a black car following him – Via Giacinto Albini at Viale Aurelio Saffi, Rome, Italy.

The car driving along – Viale Aurelio Saffi 87, Rome, Italy

Marcello hides from the pursuer in a palazzo – Via Ugo Bassi 1, Rome, Italy.

Agent Manganiello (Gastone Moschin) follows Marcello’s to his mother’s villa – Via Pinciana 35, Rome, Italy. The villa itself has since been demolished but one of the gateposts still remains.

Marcello and his mother visiting his father in a mental asylum – Palazzo dei Ricevimenti e dei Congressi dell’EUR, Piazza John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Rome, Italy.

Kids beat up young Marcello – Villa Celimontana, Via Navicella, Rome, Italy

Chauffeur Lino (Pierre Clémenti) tries to seduce young Marcello – Villa Miani, Via Trionfale 151, Rome, Italy.

Marcello comes to a seaside villa to receive instructions from the Colonel – Still searching for this location. According to the film, it's supposed to be in Ventimiglia.

Giulia tells Marcello she wants to go up the Eiffel Tower – Esplanade du Palais de Chaillot, Place du Trocadéro, Paris, France.

Anna Quadri (Dominique Sanda) and Giulia go shopping – 15 Avenue Matignon, Paris, France. The building façade has since been slightly remodeled.

Marcello spying on Anna and Giulia in a square – Square Louis XVI, Paris, France.

The dance hall – 20 Quai de Polangis, Joinville-le-Pont, Val-de-Marne, France

The assassination of the Quadris – Via Secchia e del Bicchiere, Abetone, Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy.

Marcello and his friend Italo (José Quaglio) see people celebrating Mussolini’s downfall – Ponte Sant’Angelo, Rome, Italy.

Marcello meets Lino again – Teatro di Marcello aka Theatre of Marcellus, Via del Teatro di Marcello, Rome, Italy. It’s an ancient open-air theatre built in 13 BC. Now the upper portion of the theater is divided into multiple apartments, and its surroundings are used as a venue for summer concerts.

See also...

Last Tango in Paris

The Dreamers

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