The Conformist Summary

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Essays & Analysis (6)

2,958 words, approx. 10 pages
In the following review, Wagstaff examines the middle period of Bertolucci's career, focusing on The Spider's Stratagem and The Conformist. In the reign of Augustus, Horace admonished po... Read more
1,497 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following review, Romney discusses the obscurity of Bertolucci's The Conformist. It's not uncommon to come across films that completely bypass understanding. What is rare is a fil... Read more
837 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Wagstaff traces how Bertolucci's The Conformist communicates its major theme and how the reinsertion of a deleted scene affects the overall message of the film. Few peo... Read more
1,129 words, approx. 4 pages
Critical Essay by Bill Nichols The Conformist, like several other recent films, deals with the complex question of the fascist sensibility…. For example, three characteristics of the fascist se... Read more
271 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Ruth Kreitzman From start to finish [The Conformist] has been immaculately conceived and constructed. Bertolucci's keen eye for architecture here reaches its most perfect synt... Read more
353 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Joshua Gilder Alberto Moravia's The Conformist, perhaps his most famous novel, was in many ways a convincing portrait of fascist psychology, but I for one never understood wha... Read more