Streams

Last Tango

« previous episode | next episode »

Thursday, October 11, 2012

As the New York Film Festival draws to a close this weekend, WNYC’s Sara Fishko recalls one inflammatory Festival film of 1972, starring Marlon Brando, that was proclaimed a game-changer for movies.  Was it?  Here is the next Fishko Files…

 

 

 

 

 

Right at the moment when both The Godfather and Last Tango in Paris were in theaters, Dick Cavett had Marlon Brando on his incredibly popular interview program. Brando comments that he hadn't seen Last Tango, among other items.

 

 

For more from the speakers in this edition of Fishko Files...

 

 

WNYC Production Credits...

Executive Producer: Sara Fishko
Assistant Producer: Laura Mayer
Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

 

Produced by:

Sara Fishko
News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [1]

Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

After hearing about the film for so long, I finally tried to watch it about a year ago on Netflix. It was SO boring, all I can really remember was sitting there thinking to myself, "will this NEVER end?" I got so frustrated, I shut it off well before the end.

I remember it was very controversial when it came out and everyone was shocked at the nudity and the actual violence of the sex, but I watched it because I'd heard about it and figured it was time finally I saw it. Aside from finding out what it was about (sort of), I just couldn't sit through any more of it. Now I wonder what all the hype was about.

Pauline Kael was a big deal at the time and my mother read her reviews in the New Yorker every week, which, I presume, is why she dragged my father to see the movie, but I can't help but think he probably snored through most of it.

Oct. 11 2012 08:09 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.