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Salo by Gary Indiana


Salo by Gary Indiana

Beneath the extreme, taboo-breaking surface of Salo (a controversial and scandalous film made in 1975), Gary Indiana argues that there's a deeply penetrating account of human behaviour which resonates as an account of fascism and as a picture of the corporate world we live in. Salo was Pier Pasolini's last film (he was murdered shortly after completing it). An adaptation of Sade's vicious masterpiece, it is an unflinching, violent portrayal of sexual cruelty which many find too disturbing to watch.


Perhaps no other critic has been so alert to the complexities of Pasolini's politics or more discriminating about the frigid acheivements of his film-making. -- Sight and Sound

About the Author

Gary Indiana is a celebrated novelist and essayist. His books include Rent Boy, Resentment: A Comedy, and Three Month Fever: The Andrew Cunanan Story.

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Publication date

1st July 2000


Gary Indiana

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BFI Publishing an imprint of British Film Institute


96 pages


Film theory & criticism



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