Bernardo Bertolucci directed The Last Emperor (which won nine Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director), Last Tango in Paris, The Dreamers, 1900, and Little Buddha, among other movies. Bertolucci died on Monday. He was 77.
In the years since it was released with an X rating in 1972, the infamous Last Tango in Paris -- and its infamous "butter scene" -- have complicated Bertolucci's legacy. In the days since Bertolucci's death, our friend David Edelstein made a tasteless butter-scene joke on Facebook, retracted the joke and apologized, and was fired from NPR's Fresh Air.
And: Creed II is the eighth movie in the Rocky film franchise, the second movie in the Creed spinoff franchise, and a direct sequel to both Creed and Rocky IV. Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, and Dolph Lundgren all reprise their familiar roles. But Creed director Ryan Coogler (who's been a little busy with another franchise and 2018's highest-grossing movie, Black Panther) has been replaced by Steven Caple Jr. The Nose weighs in, so to speak.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- Ricky Jay, Gifted Magician, Actor and Author, Is Dead at 72
- Nicolas Roeg, Director of 'The Man Who Fell to Earth,' Dies at 90
- 'SpongeBob Squarepants' Creator Stephen Hillenburg Dies at 57
- The Woman Who Still Finds Louis C.K. Lovable
- 3 Savvy Comics Who Shine Where Sex and Politics Intersect
- This Taylor Swift-Themed Christmas Light Show Will Even Dazzle Reputation Skeptics
- J.K. Rowling Is Turning Into George Lucas
- Does the 'foreskin facial' mark the end of the world?
- Melania chose red Christmas trees for the White House. In Europe, that's a bad sign.
- Queen Bee Ariana Grande Drops Regina George-Inspired 'Thank U, Next' Video Teaser
- Lo-Fi Hip-Hop Is Everywhere And Meaningless
- The Best Part of Netflix's Roald Dahl Deal Are the Books You Haven't Heard Of
- Metal band's brutal break-up message goes viral after guitarist accuses bandmate of cheating
- Trent Reznor Tells Ted Cruz To 'F--k Off,' Denies Senator's Request For Free Concert Tickets
- Theresa Cramer - A writer and the editor of E Content Magazine
- James Hanley - Co-founder of Cinestudio at Trinity College
- Bill Yousman - Professor of Media Studies at Sacred Heart University
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.