Do your hot asses a favor and go home and watch one of the Luchino Visconti movies starring the now dead dreamboat Helmut Berger tonight, in honor of his hot ass. Ludwig or The Damned or the marvelous Conversation Piece, which I only saw last year for the first time. An actor who imbued beauty with such easy cruelty you weren't ever sure whether to orgasm or cry -- Helmut was la petite mort in a single gorgeous package. Check our archives on Berger content right here -- he was a fave, for sure. What was your favorite performance from him? I really don't think you can beat his still shocking and scary work as institutional rot itself in The Damned...
Thursday, May 18, 2023
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I just saw that he passed. It sounded like it was sudden but peaceful, what more can you ask?
Of what I've seen my favorite of his is the crazy Visconti film "Ludwig" but it is lloonngg! Almost 4 hours. I must track down Conversation Piece, not just for him but it is one of the few Burt Lancaster films I've yet too see. This gives me a perfect opportunity to do so while it is on my mind.
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