Behind the scenes – Last Tango in Paris

Last Tango in Paris (1972) by Bernardo Bertolucci, with Marlon Brando & Maria Schneider.
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Gestures and laughs on the set of “Cries & Whispers” (1972)

Liv Ullmann, Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, and Ingmar Bergman and the rest of the crew on the set of Cries and Whispers (1972).
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Groucho Marx, Jack Nicholson & Alice Cooper !! (1972)

Groucho Marx chatting with Alice Cooper and then with Jack Nicholson at a party for George McGovern circa 1972.
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NB – Check out Groucho himself on the cover of Time Magazine back in 1951 here.

Marlon Brando on the cover of “Time” (1972)

Once again, my interest in Time Magazine covers kicks in. Here is Marlon Brando on the cover of the famous publication on January 22nd, 1973, right after his role in The Godfather (1972) AND Last Tango in Paris (1972), thus explaining the headline.

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Liv Ullmann as “Hollywood’s new nordic star” by Time magazine

On December 4th, 1972, Liv Ullmann made it to the cover of “Time Magazine”. She was voted “Hollywood’s new nordic star”. 

1972 was also the year Ullmann starred in “Cries & Whispers”, directed by Ingmar Bergman.

Youssef Chahine & The Sparrow يوسف شاهين والعصفور

Egyptian film-maker Youssef Chahine ( يوسف شاهين (1926-2008 is surely one of the impressive directors from the Middle-East.
I remember my father telling me a lot about his most famous pictures such as “Al-Massir” (Destiny, 1997), Wadaaan Bonapart (Adieu Bonapart, 1985) and of course, the most elusive of them all “Al-Usfur العصفور (The Sparrow, 1972).
I had the wonderful opportunity to watch the latter on the big screen at a film festival in the region and I loved it.

The backdrop is the famous Six-Day War between Egypt and Israel back in 1967, for the story of young policeman (Salah Kabil) trying to unearth a huge goverment corruption while dealing with problems at home. Chahine manages to literally film Egyptian society suffocating with an awesome panorama at the ghettos seen from afar, strongly resembling cemeteries. Narration-wise, he opts for something more intriguing than the Point A to Point B passage through several stream-of-consciousness cuts, seemingly out of nowhere, but he does it beautifully. The work is compelling on all levels.

Here’s a portrait of Youssef Chahine by Laurence Surde (47×47 cm) and the poster of “The Sparrow”. I am not the author of these images. All rights go to the artist Laurence Surde for the portrait and whoever executed the film poster.