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The main character in The COnformist is not hateful, but does despicable things. I wonder if my fondness for the content being While reading it I was taken by it but a few days later I am less enthused. Preview — Il conformista by Alberto Moravia. Mugi rated it liked it Jan 15, When Lino tells Marcello to shoot him, he complies and flees mkravia the window.

In a article in The GuardianJohn Patterson defined the movie as an “expressionist masterpiece”, which “offered a blueprint for a new kind of Hollywood film,” inspiring New Hollywood film makers.

Lino defends himself by arguing that the loss of innocence moraiva inevitable and is merely a part of the human experience.

Dec 20, Jack rated it liked it Shelves: From Wikipedia, moravua free encyclopedia. He grew up in an upper classperhaps dysfunctional family, and he suffered a major childhood sexual trauma and gun violence episode in which he long believed erroneously that he had killed his chauffeur. The issue highlights the use of architecture in the film, pointing out that in order to understand the film itself, moracia essential to understand the history of the EUR district in Rome and its deep ties with fascism.

Tamara rated it connformista it Dec 19, However, Marcello does confirm Quadri’s identity to Orlando, and on a trip to Savoy, Quadri — as well as Anna, who left with him in response to Giulia’s rejection — is killed by Orlando and his men. Breaking New Ground featurette.


Marcello also takes confotmista, despite his apparent atheism, as a prelude to the Catholic wedding his wife expects. Film critic and author Robin Buss writes that the cinematography suggests Clerici’s inability to conform with “normal” reality: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

There is something very tight and contolled about Moravia’s language, which needless to say is reflected in the character. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Through a series of flashbackshe is seen discussing with Italo, a blind friend, his plans to marry, his somewhat awkward attempts to join the Fascist secret police, and his visits to his morphine -addicted mother at the family’s decaying villa and his unhinged father at an insane asylum.

Marcello and his mother make their monthly visit to his father, who neither recognizes them nor even acknowledges their presence. Anna sees her husband being murdered, and realising the danger to herself runs to a car that had been behind them for help.

Marcello merely watches without emotion as she is pursued through the woods and finally shot to death. Using his marriage as a convenient cover he takes Giulia on their honeymoon to Paris where he can carry out the moraavia. Open Preview See a Problem? The Conformistwhich memorably costars Dominique Sanda as a sexually ambiguous beauty, is not merely an indictment of fascism — with some swipes at ecclesiastical hypocrisy as well — but also a profound personal tragedy.

The section closes in the days leading up to Marcello’s wedding, and we see his mother-in-law lavishing praise upon him, in stark contrast to his mother, who now lives alone in squalor. The Conformist Il conformista Italian film poster.


While Marcello does not feel true remorse, moavia does seek some absolution for this incident throughout the novel. Marie rated it liked it Apr 22, When the old man refuses to take Marcello back to his hotel, Marcello pulls his gun and demands to be let out of the vehicle.

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Marcello Clerici is a bureaucratcultivated and intellectual but largely dehumanized by an intense need to be ‘normal’ and to belong to whatever is the current dominant socio-political group. It was photographed by Vittorio Storarowho used rich colors, authentic wardrobe of vonformista s, and a series of unusual camera angles and fluid camera movement.

Laura rated it liked it Mar 16, Still, it remains a highly creative look at the root causes and consequences of conformity and fascism. Anna’s pursuit of Giulia leads to an argument in a cobformista where Giulia tells Anna that she is not a lesbian and has no interest in an affair.

Films directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.

The final section of the prologue covers Marcello’s torment at the hands of his classmates, who use his somewhat effeminate appearance to question his gender. Its style has been compared with classic German films of the s and s, such as in Leni Riefenstahl ‘s Triumph of the Will and Fritz Lang ‘s Metropolis. Retrieved February 26, From Wikipedia, the free conformistaa.

This was my first Moravia book, and luckily it was first published in Norwegian in I probably would have gone for an English translation otherwise.