Bernardo Bertolucci discusses a scene with his leads actors -- Marlon Brando, center, and Maria Schneider -- during the shooting on the movie "Last Tango in Paris", in Paris, Feb. 11, 1973.
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Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci, who won Oscars with "The Last Emperor" and whose erotic drama "Last Tango in Paris" enthralled and shocked the world, died Monday.Bertolucci's movies also bore the imprint of the director's own experiences in psychoanalysis.That movie handed Bertolucci his greatest success. In 1988 it won all the nine Academy Awards for which it had been nominated including best film and best director.Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, who worked with Bertolucci and won one of his three Oscars with "Last Emperor," compared the director to William Faulkner.New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael likened the film raw, improvisational style to Stravinsky's revolutionary work "The Rite of Spring," and it earned Brando and Bertolucci further Oscar nominations.Schneider herself, who died in 2011, would say she was traumatized by the film shoot.The film won Bertolucci a Golden Globes nomination.Bertolucci was married to the English writer and director Clare Peploe.
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