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22nd Jun '16 9:03:10 AM gewunomox
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An EpicMovie. (The Italian version, which runs for five hours was released in theatres as a Two-Part Diptych. For the American release a shorter version cut by Bertolucci was released but the latest home video features only the longer version.) The film's $6 million budget was supplied by three different sources: $2 million each from Creator/UnitedArtists, Creator/{{Paramount}}, and TwentiethCenturyFox. Even then, it went over-budget by $3 million. Its cast includes Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/SterlingHayden, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Dominque Sanda. It's scored by Creator/EnnioMorricone. Over 12,000 extras were employed.

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An EpicMovie. (The Italian version, which runs for five hours was released in theatres as a Two-Part Diptych. For the American release a shorter version cut by Bertolucci was released but the latest home video features only the longer version.) The film's $6 million budget was supplied by three different sources: $2 million each from Creator/UnitedArtists, Creator/{{Paramount}}, and TwentiethCenturyFox. Even then, it went over-budget by $3 million. Its cast includes Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/SterlingHayden, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Dominque Dominique Sanda. It's scored by Creator/EnnioMorricone. Music/EnnioMorricone. Over 12,000 extras were employed.
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28th May '16 7:02:53 AM Mdumas43073
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An EpicMovie. (The Italian version, which runs for five hours was released in theatres as a Two-Part Diptych. For the American release a shorter version cut by Bertolucci was released but the latest home video features only the longer version.) The film's $6 million budget was supplied by three different sources: $2 million from Creator/UnitedArtists, Creator/{{Paramount}} and TwentiethCenturyFox. Even then, it went over-budget by $3 million. Its cast includes Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/SterlingHayden, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Dominque Sanda. It's scored by Creator/EnnioMorricone. Over 12,000 extras were employed.

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An EpicMovie. (The Italian version, which runs for five hours was released in theatres as a Two-Part Diptych. For the American release a shorter version cut by Bertolucci was released but the latest home video features only the longer version.) The film's $6 million budget was supplied by three different sources: $2 million each from Creator/UnitedArtists, Creator/{{Paramount}} Creator/{{Paramount}}, and TwentiethCenturyFox. Even then, it went over-budget by $3 million. Its cast includes Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/SterlingHayden, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Dominque Sanda. It's scored by Creator/EnnioMorricone. Over 12,000 extras were employed.
28th May '16 7:01:22 AM Mdumas43073
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''1900'' (Italian: ''Novecento'') is Creator/BernardoBertolucci's first EpicMovie (''Film/TheLastEmperor'' is his second). An international co-production financed by Creator/{{Paramount}} and released in 1976.

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''1900'' (Italian: ''Novecento'') is Creator/BernardoBertolucci's first EpicMovie (''Film/TheLastEmperor'' is his second). An international co-production financed by Creator/{{Paramount}} and second), released in 1976.



An EpicMovie (The Italian version which runs for five hours was released in theatres as a Two-Part Diptych. For the American release a shorter version cut by Bertolucci was released but the latest home video features only the longer version). The film's $6 million budget was supplied by three different sources: $2 million from Creator/UnitedArtists, Creator/{{Paramount}} and TwentiethCenturyFox. Even then, it went over-budget by 3 million dollars. Its cast is comprised of Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/SterlingHayden, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Dominque Sanda. It's scored by Creator/EnnioMorricone. Over 12,000 extras were employed.

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An EpicMovie EpicMovie. (The Italian version version, which runs for five hours was released in theatres as a Two-Part Diptych. For the American release a shorter version cut by Bertolucci was released but the latest home video features only the longer version). version.) The film's $6 million budget was supplied by three different sources: $2 million from Creator/UnitedArtists, Creator/{{Paramount}} and TwentiethCenturyFox. Even then, it went over-budget by 3 million dollars. $3 million. Its cast is comprised of includes Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/SterlingHayden, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Dominque Sanda. It's scored by Creator/EnnioMorricone. Over 12,000 extras were employed.






28th May '16 6:57:03 AM Mdumas43073
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''1900'' (Italian: ''Novecento'') is Creator/BernardoBertolucci's first EpicMovie (''Film/TheLastEmperor'' is his second). An international co-production financed by Paramount Studios.

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''1900'' (Italian: ''Novecento'') is Creator/BernardoBertolucci's first EpicMovie (''Film/TheLastEmperor'' is his second). An international co-production financed by Paramount Studios.
Creator/{{Paramount}} and released in 1976.
28th May '16 6:55:04 AM Mdumas43073
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''1900'' (Italian: '''Novecento''') is Creator/BernardoBertolucci's first EpicMovie (''Film/TheLastEmperor'' is his second). An international co-production financed by Paramount Studios.

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''1900'' (Italian: '''Novecento''') ''Novecento'') is Creator/BernardoBertolucci's first EpicMovie (''Film/TheLastEmperor'' is his second). An international co-production financed by Paramount Studios.
28th May '16 6:54:26 AM Mdumas43073
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24th Apr '16 2:39:51 AM JulianLapostat
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''1900'' (Italian: '''Novecento''') is Creator/BernardoBertolucci's first EpicMovie (''Film/TheLastEmperor'' is his second).

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''1900'' (Italian: '''Novecento''') is Creator/BernardoBertolucci's first EpicMovie (''Film/TheLastEmperor'' is his second).
second). An international co-production financed by Paramount Studios.



Boy oh boy, what a movie this is. It runs, in its entire, uncut form; a whopping 317 minutes. The film's $6 million budget was supplied by three different sources: $2 million from Creator/UnitedArtists, Creator/{{Paramount}} and TwentiethCenturyFox. Even then, it went over-budget by 3 million dollars. Its cast is comprised of Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/SterlingHayden, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Dominque Sanda. It's scored by Creator/EnnioMorricone. Over 12,000 extras were employed. Truly, an EpicMovie if there ever was one.

Alas; a combinition of its five hour running time, [[{{Euroshlock}} some explicit violent and sexual scenes (several of which involve prepubescent children)]] and a pro-communist message pretty much doomed the film's commercial viability. Not only that, but Alberto Grimaldi, the film's producer, was contractually obligated to deliver a 195-minute version to Paramount Pictures. Bertolucci originally wanted to release the film in two parts, but Grimaldi refused. He locked Bertolucci out of the editing room and edited it himself. Bertolucci, horrified at Grimaldi's cut, decided to compromise, and made a 255-minute version of his own. It was this cut that received initial international release. And said release was a relatively limited arthouse one. This combination of factors means that, despite all the assets described above, very few people have heard of this film, let alone seen it. In 2006 a DVD was released, containing the full 317 minute version.

A particular note about the title, in English, "Novecento" is often rendered as "1900" but as Bertolucci confirmed in interviews, this is a misunderstanding. In Italian, Novecento means "the nineteen-hundreds" and not the year nineteen-hundred. A better title would be "The 20th Century".

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Boy oh boy, what a movie this is. It runs, An EpicMovie (The Italian version which runs for five hours was released in its entire, uncut form; theatres as a whopping 317 minutes.Two-Part Diptych. For the American release a shorter version cut by Bertolucci was released but the latest home video features only the longer version). The film's $6 million budget was supplied by three different sources: $2 million from Creator/UnitedArtists, Creator/{{Paramount}} and TwentiethCenturyFox. Even then, it went over-budget by 3 million dollars. Its cast is comprised of Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/SterlingHayden, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Dominque Sanda. It's scored by Creator/EnnioMorricone. Over 12,000 extras were employed. Truly, an EpicMovie if there ever was one.\n\nAlas; a combinition of its five hour running time, [[{{Euroshlock}} some explicit violent and sexual scenes (several of which involve prepubescent children)]] and a pro-communist message pretty much doomed the film's commercial viability. Not only that, but Alberto Grimaldi, the film's producer, was contractually obligated to deliver a 195-minute version to Paramount Pictures. Bertolucci originally wanted to release the film in two parts, but Grimaldi refused. He locked Bertolucci out of the editing room and edited it himself. Bertolucci, horrified at Grimaldi's cut, decided to compromise, and made a 255-minute version of his own. It was this cut that received initial international release. And said release was a relatively limited arthouse one. This combination of factors means that, despite all the assets described above, very few people have heard of this film, let alone seen it. In 2006 a DVD was released, containing the full 317 minute version.\n\n

A particular note about the title, in title. In English, "Novecento" is often rendered as literally means "1900" but as Bertolucci confirmed in interviews, this is a misunderstanding. In Italian, Italian dating conventions, Novecento means signifies "the nineteen-hundreds" and not the year nineteen-hundred. A better title more apposite English equivalent would be "The 20th Century".
23rd Apr '16 10:05:43 PM JulianLapostat
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Boy oh boy, what a movie this is. It runs, in its entire, uncut form; a whopping 317 minutes. The film's $6 million budget was supplied by three different sources: $2 million from Creator/UnitedArtists, Creator/{{Paramount}} and TwentiethCenturyFox. Even then, it went over-budget by 3 million dollars. Its cast is comprised of Burt Lancaster, Sterling Hayden, RobertDeNiro, Donald Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu and Dominque Sanda. It's scored by Ennio Morricone. Over 12,000 extras were employed. Truly, an EpicMovie if there ever was one.

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Boy oh boy, what a movie this is. It runs, in its entire, uncut form; a whopping 317 minutes. The film's $6 million budget was supplied by three different sources: $2 million from Creator/UnitedArtists, Creator/{{Paramount}} and TwentiethCenturyFox. Even then, it went over-budget by 3 million dollars. Its cast is comprised of Burt Lancaster, Sterling Hayden, RobertDeNiro, Donald Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/SterlingHayden, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Dominque Sanda. It's scored by Ennio Morricone.Creator/EnnioMorricone. Over 12,000 extras were employed. Truly, an EpicMovie if there ever was one.
23rd Apr '16 1:04:43 AM JulianLapostat
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* AristocratsAreEvil
* AuthorTract[=/=]{{Anvilicious}}: Fascism = bad. Socialism/communism = good. M'kay?

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* AristocratsAreEvil
AristocratsAreEvil: Actually the bourgeosie landowners are evil, from the perspective of the peasants and proletariat.
* AuthorTract[=/=]{{Anvilicious}}: Fascism = bad. Socialism/communism = good. M'kay?SexIsGood (which is actually quite unusual for communist movies to state, many of them being a little staid).



* DirtyCommunists: Completely inverted. The commies are very much the goodies in this film.

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* DirtyCommunists: Completely inverted. The commies BourgeoisBohemian: Alfredo and Dominique Sanda's character are very much shown as this. They attend trade union meetings and communist dance gatherings but neither of them actually care about the goodies issues and eventually they lapse back and become the idle rich who sit back while fascists run the country.
* ChummyCommies: Italy had a vastly different experience with communism which was suppressed
in this film.favour of Fascism, and many of them suffered and fought as Partigiano during the war. At the end when Olmo leads everyone in a trial on [[spoiler:Alfredo, Olmo denounces Alfredo for being a padrone, a landowner and a class traitor, but he also says that he wants to free Alfredo from being a padrone and doesn't want to execute him]].



* EpicMovie: An unusual (and sadly) rather obscure BFM.

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* EpicMovie: An unusual (and sadly) rather obscure BFM.TheSeventies deconstructive/political/surrealist/absurdist take on the genre (Bertolucci's ''Film/TheLastEmperor'' is a bit more traditional). Huge cast of international actors, a lot of grand scenes and sets. It was also the biggest box-office hit in Italy in its day but not successful in America.
* GainaxEnding: The finale [[spoiler:where Alfredo is denounced in a quasi-Maoist denunciation which ends with Olmo saying that the Padrone Alfredo is dead but Alfredo will live. Then we have a Beckett-esque finale of Alfredo and Olmo growing old and bickering and fighting each other, until they fight by train tracks and Alfredo and Olmo seemingly get run over by a train]].



* MaleFrontalNudity
* OddCouple: Olmo and Alfredo.

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* MaleFrontalNudity
MaleFrontalNudity: Alfredo and Olmo when they have a threesome with a prostitute.
* MetaCasting: The fact that European and Italian actors play peasants while American actors play landowners is a little too on-the-nose even by Bertolucci standards. The one exception is Sterling Hayden, the only American to play a peasant. He's Olmo's father. Bertolucci based it on Hayden's roles as WorkingClassHero in Film/TheAsphaltJungle.
* OddCouple: Olmo and Alfredo. The son of the peasants and the son of the Padrone, they become friends and kids and become HeterosexualLifePartners mid-way and during fascism, [[spoiler:Alfredo protects Olmo and other peasants from persecution]].



* ProtestSong: A real-life one, "Sebben che siamo donne"

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* ProtestSong: A real-life one, "Sebben che siamo donne" a feminist-socialist song.
* UpperClassTwit: Alfredo has been one all his life. He has his good qualities and redeeming moments but his inertia leads him to become a fascist collaborator.
21st Sep '15 12:06:27 PM JulianLapostat
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''1900'' (Italian: Novecento) is Creator/BernardoBertolucci's first EpicMovie (''Film/TheLastEmperor'' is his second).

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''1900'' (Italian: Novecento) '''Novecento''') is Creator/BernardoBertolucci's first EpicMovie (''Film/TheLastEmperor'' is his second).


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* ProtestSong: A real-life one, "Sebben che siamo donne"
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