Incredible behind the scenes photos shot in Beijing on set of 1986 film The Last Emperor

//Incredible behind the scenes photos shot in Beijing on set of 1986 film The Last Emperor

Incredible behind the scenes photos shot in Beijing on set of 1986 film The Last Emperor

For two months over the summer of 1986, photographer Basil Pao watched sunrise at the Meridian Gate, the largest gate at the Forbidden City in Beijing. As part of the team working on The Last Emperor, the early starts were par for the course, but he didn’t mind the lack of sleep. Working for Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci was a dream come true.As an 18-year-old art student in Los Angeles, Pao had sneaked into a cinema with a friend to watch Bertolucci’s 1970 expressionist masterpiece The…

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