Bernardo Bertolucci, oscar-winning director of 'The Last Tango in Paris,' dies at 77
Bernardo Bertolucci, one of the greatest and most respected names in the film industry, has recently passed away at the age of 77.
The Italian director and screenwriter, responsible for hits such as "Last Tango in Paris" and "The Last Emperor," drew his last breath on Monday, November 26, 2018, in Rome.
As reported by BBC, Bertolucci was known for his 'bold visual style,' as well as controversial works, with "Last Tango in Paris" being considered 'pornographic' by critics.
Follow us on our Twitter account @amomama_usa to learn more.
Bernardo Bertolucci, the award-winning Italian director of Last Tango in Paris, has died aged 77 following a battle with cancer, Italian officials confirm https://t.co/XFQkCt0OTY— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) November 26, 2018
Born in Parma in 1941, Bertolucci reportedly died of cancer after a short illness, but his work will live forever in the heart of those who admired him.
In 1962, the late 77-year-old directed his first feature film, "La Commare Secca," at the young age of 22, and it revolved around the mysterious murder of a prostitute.
"Bertolucci's work was brilliant and considered to be the epitome of art."
Nos deja un gran hombre de cine, italiano universal y maestro de cineastas.— Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) November 26, 2018
Gracias por tanto talento.
Today leave us a great filmmaker, universal italian and master of filmmakers. thanks for so many talent!
RIP Bernardo #Bertolucci pic.twitter.com/RMvtHqnGoW
HIS GREATEST MASTERPIECE
25 years later, Bertolucci would direct his most acclaimed film - "The Last Emperor." The movie was so successful that managed to win all nine Oscar for which it was nominated.
"The Last Emperor" was a biographical film about the life of Aisin-Gioro Puyi, the last Emperor of China, and was the first Western film to be made about the country with the full cooperation of the Chinese government since 1949.
Farewell to Bernardo Bertolucci, Honorary Palme at #Cannes2011 for his entire career after chairing the Jury in 1990. Before the Revolution, The Conformist, 1900, Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man... A giant of Italian filmmaking, he will remain forever a leading light in world cinema. pic.twitter.com/8e8pg1Nqrk— Festival de Cannes (@Festival_Cannes) November 26, 2018
A TRUE MASTER
Not only that, it was the only flick to ever be filmed inside the Forbidden City and fully authorized by the government of the People's Republic of China.
Bertolucci's work was brilliant and considered to be the epitome of art, which was why he will be sorely missed by those who knew him and those who had the opportunity to work with him.
Breaking News: Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian filmmaker, has died at 77. His most famous film, "Last Tango in Paris," provoked an international controversy. https://t.co/le23oEVAfP— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 26, 2018
THE MAGIC IS GONE
But he wasn't the only legend to leave this world in the past few days; Ricky Jay, the famous master magician and actor, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018.
Master magician and historian Ricky Jay has passed away. The breadth of his knowledge and appreciation for magic and the allied arts was truly remarkable. Such sad news, such a profound loss. #RIP https://t.co/VRYRxhkQKr— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) November 25, 2018
Jay was 72 years old and was regarded as one of the most compelling figures in magic, a true master of his craft and a kind and unique man that left a void in the heart of friends and family.