“Salo, Or The 120 Days Of Sodom” (1975)

Films And Lice

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To say Pier Paolo Pasolini was just a filmmaker, is quite possibly the biggest understatement one could possibly make. He was an active member in the Italian Communist party, a published poet, philosopher, and an activist. He constantly criticized consumerism, religion, and what he saw as a possible return to fascism in Italy.

In 1975 Pasolini was murdered in Rome, quite possibly for the film he had just finished earlier that year. Salo, Or The 120 Days Of Sodom, based in part on the book The 120 Days Of Sodom, by the Marquis De Sade.  Pasolini adapted a storytelling method, similar  to The Divine Comedy by Dante. It remains one the most controversial films ever made. It also happens to be one of my favorite films of all time. A detailed depiction of fascism, consumerism, and the corruption of power.

The story follows four Libertines, who all hold high…

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