Luna (1979)

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While touring in Italy, a recently-widowed American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her 15-year-old son to help him overcome his heroin addiction.

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  • Jill Clayburgh and Matthew Barry in Luna (1979)
  • Jill Clayburgh and Matthew Barry in Luna (1979)
  • Jill Clayburgh in Luna (1979)
  • Fred Gwynne and Matthew Barry in Luna (1979)
  • Bernardo Bertolucci and Jill Clayburgh in Luna (1979)
  • Bernardo Bertolucci and Jill Clayburgh in Luna (1979)

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19 November 2007 | TimWil014-1
I actually auditioned for this film
I actually auditioned for the role of the son when the mother was originally supposed to be played by Liv Ullman I think I read for it twice but was ultimately rejected because I looked too American in a Tom Sawyer kind of way-the boy who ended up doing it had a European quality in his face which Bertolucci wanted for the role. I saw it twice when it came out in the US, both times at the Loews Twin Cinemas. I remember it as having been gorgeously shot. The performances by Clayburgh and Barry are extremely good. Alida Valli is superb. The opera scenes were fantastic. Why isn't this out on DVD? Will we have to wait until after Bertolucci's death?

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