What I’m Watching… ‘Il Conformista’ (The Conformist) Dir. Bernardo Bertoluccci

It is difficult to transmit your feelings into pure energy. You have to translate the energy. When I realised that, I began to really understand what cinematography was about. Light is energy. The energy is stopped by an object or a person and received on film through a little piece of glass and then processed in the laboratory and printed. It’s like the paper and pen for a writer, or a canvas for a painter.

– Vittorio Storaro, Post-Script (Fall 1984)

That time of year again.

The more I am exposed to the mediocrity of today’s films, the greater the hunger within me to revisit earlier times when cinema was cinema.

This is a brief glimpse of the film, showcasing the wonderful cinematography of Storaro.


2018-01-12T14:36:30+00:00 September 25th, 2015|What I'm Watching|0 Comments