Talk:Last Tango in Paris

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author and music[edit]

The music was by Oliver Nelson, and Gato Barbieri was the soloist and perhaps wrote the theme. It is not right to say Barbieri did the film music.

I have been unable to find what the uncredited song is that plays after Marlon Brando's character fixes the record player; it would be nice to know.

Also, LTiP was based on a book, which is not mentioned in the article. Did (pen-name) Robert Alley do the novelization after the movie ? I think it was based on an earlier book. 02:50, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

No, I don't think that is correct. LTiP was Bertulucci's story to which he and Franco Arcalli wrote the screenplay. Robert Alley's book was based on the film. Irshgrl500--irshgrl500 17:07, 27 May 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Irshgrl500 (talkcontribs)

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Copied from imdb[edit]

Some of the text is identical to the trivia in the imdb-Page to the film. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:54, 29 October 2008 (UTC)


"After revisions were made to the MPAA ratings code, it was classified as an NC-17 in 1997. MGM released a censored R-rated cut in 1981."

The above makes no sense. How can it be rated in 1997, then released in 1981? That needs to be fixed. Or maybe I'm missing something. --Crackthewhip775 (talk) 00:54, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

I think that there may be a misunderstanding in this passage. According to this, the film first received an X-rating, but due to controversy about its content, it was edited to have an R-rating to have national distribution with less issue. I think that the sentences should be removed in their entirety and new ones written to be closer to what's in the link I presented. —Erik (talkcontrib) 03:24, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Contradiction 2[edit]

Not to mention that the film is called "a 1973 Italian film", but it also says that "the film premiered in New York on October 14, 1972". Debresser (talk) 01:53, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

The date of a film's premiere does not necessarily contribute to its universally acknowledged release year. For example, a film may appear at a couple of film festivals in 2008 but only be released to the public in 2009. In this case, though, it looks like the film was publicly released in Italy on December 15, 1972 then publicly released in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 27, 1973. (This is based on IMDb; verifiability by citation should come from somewhere more reliable for all.) —Erik (talkcontrib) 03:18, 12 July 2009 (UTC)


Could somebody rewrite the plot? It has shortcomings and mistakes.

  1. The present plot summary stresses the beginning and especially the end of the film, but leaves most of the film undescribed.
  2. How can Paul be interested in renting an appartment which he owns (inherited from his dead wife)?
  3. Jeanne wasn't engaged yet when she and Paul first met.
  4. It is likely true, that "this loss of anonymity disillusions Jeanne about the relationship", but it is not mentioned in the film.
  5. The second and third paragraph of the plot desciption talk about the same scene and should be merged into one paragraph. Debresser (talk) 02:02, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Resources to use[edit] mentions books and articles that cover Last Tango in Paris. Not listed there (probably because too new) is the book Last Tango in Paris published by the British Film Institute. —Erik (talkcontrib) 03:32, 12 July 2009 (UTC)


It's very unclear as to what the quote is talking about. A rape scene in the movie? Some off-camera voyeurism that the director supported? Could this be clarified somehow? (talk) 02:57, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

No, the scene where he takes here from behind, with the butter. To me that was cristal-clear. Debresser (talk) 06:30, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
I concur with the original post. The butter scene isn't mentioned before the quote, but much further along in the article and under a separate section, making it completely unclear until someone has read the entire article. – Quoth (talk) 15:56, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
So by all means clarify it. Debresser (talk) 21:15, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

"gun goes off inexplicably"?[edit]

Isn't that implying that she didn't shoot him on purpose? Which is definitely not the impression I get from the film. Unless there are objections I'll change it to "she shoots him". RenniePet (talk) 11:32, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

I wasn't altogether sure Jeanne intended to shoot Paul. But I found a source that says so clearly: this link. Debresser (talk) 17:14, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

This was originally posted on the Plot section of the article[edit]

Plot could be understood differently. Paul did consider this relationship only as "anonymous sexual relationship" until he heard that Jeanne was pregnant. And then, the possibility to finally have a child suddenly changed his attitude. His all life could have had a new meaning and thus the relationship could become a meaningful. However, in the meantime Jeanne made her decision to get back to the "normal" life, to marry her fiancé and not to continue to be involved with the weird older man, with whom "anonymous sexual relationship" was exciting at the time, but became unacceptable when he wanted to have a "normal" relationship with her. When he showed aggressive need to connect his life with her, because of his child she was carrying, which could have gave him the meaning in life, she felt the urge to get rid of him, as she could not relate to his feelings and needs and sacrifice for him.


Does anyone know if the original X-rated cut has been released at any time? Can this be added if it has. (talk) 13:56, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

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