For 20 years many visitors have come to the villa on an Italian hilltop owned by an English artist. Lucy, a 19-year-old American, was last there four years ago and wants to meet up again with the young Italian who kissed her and corresponded for a while. And she has brought the diary of her late mother filled with enigmatic poems that suggest Lucy was conceived on that hilltop. Lucy wants to find out if Daddy is the Italian war correspondent who wrote to her mother for 20 years. Then again Daddy could be the dying English playwright in residence or the artist who uses a chainsaw on tree trunks for his sculptures. The three, of course, have no idea that Lucy is there to solve a mystery. They, the artist's wife, daughter of that wife and the daughter's American lover are most intrigued by Lucy's virginity.Written by
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Liv Tyler's real-life father Steven Tyler, lead singer of the rock band Aerosmith, didn't contribute to the film by composing a song for the film's soundtrack. However, Steven Tyler and Aerosmith did compose the song "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" for Liv Tyler's later film- the blockbuster 1998 film Armageddon (1998). See more »
As Lucy is writing on the corner of the newspaper, she jots down "the dye is cast" rather than 'the die is cast.' See more »
Say It Ain't So
Performed by Roland Gift
Written by Roland Gift
Courtesy of London Records for the world excluding North America and MCA Records for North America See more »
America is not ready
When this filmed first came on the scene, there was a lot of critics that downed the intensity of this film... of course their favorite words were pseudoartistic crap. America is not ready for this film. Look at what we embrace in our films: blood, sex, nudity, shock value. America is not ready for a film that sees the attraction towards a 19 year-old as a natural thing. American normalcy sees this as wrong, deceitful, and impure. Bertolucci did not make a film, he reflected humanity through a camera. This film dives into our own psyche seeking the desires to be pure and innocent. Only America would see this as a piece of psycho sexual fantasy into our own pedophiliac desires. Watch it people, there's a substance that you're not used to seeing in everyday flicks.
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