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by Gary Indiana

Part of the BFI Film Classics Series

Salo Synopsis

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.

Salo Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780851708072
Publication date: 1st July 2000
Author: Gary Indiana
Publisher: BFI Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Categories: Film theory & criticism,

About Gary Indiana

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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