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Salo

What are your thoughts on the film?

by Anonymousreply 3808/02/2020

I used to think it was kinda hot. But most of it is fake. You can see the real thing on the Internet now.

by Anonymousreply 110/08/2015

I have beat off while watching parts of it. The more disgusting parts I fast forward thru. My thoughts on the film are that it makes me horny and feeling bad for such horrors making me horny.

by Anonymousreply 210/08/2015

Was the first time I stopped a film after only so far in. Too much for this dude.

by Anonymousreply 310/08/2015

Boring movie about power.

by Anonymousreply 410/08/2015

Unwatchable piece of shit, I mean, really "shit"

by Anonymousreply 510/08/2015

It's an ugly movie that does nothing more than remind us that Pasolini liked filming naked men.

by Anonymousreply 610/08/2015

I downloaded the movie when I was a teen just to see the nude scenes and just like R2 I jerked off to the famous "Trousers up, shirts down" scene where two cute guys show their hairy uncut dicks in close up.

I finally watched the whole thing only recently and there's actually a really good movie hiding in there somewhere, behind all the grossness. Pasolini became a bit too over-the-top for my taste later in his career, so I prefer his earlier neorealist masterpieces like Mamma Roma and Accatone.

by Anonymousreply 710/08/2015

Whoops, that's "Trousers down, shirts up" not "Trousers up, shirts down". Mamma mia, che vergogna!

by Anonymousreply 810/08/2015

It's boring beyond belief, and so obviously fake.

by Anonymousreply 910/08/2015

I actually really love this movie. It is grotesque, yes, but the cinematography in it is stunning. Thematically, it really beats the viewer over the head—it's all about the potential horrors of unchecked political power, 1000x over—but I still find it a fascinating, utterly strange movie. There is also a plethora of gorgeous, young, naked Italian men onscreen throughout it, which is possibly worth the price of admission, depending on who you are.

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by Anonymousreply 1007/31/2020

I returned my Hershey bar to the concession stand uneaten.

by Anonymousreply 1107/31/2020

I prefer Querelle (1982, directed by Fassbinder).

by Anonymousreply 1207/31/2020

It’s much too long. Maybe the director was trying to give some numbing sense of isolation... but it seems to drag on FOREVER.

There are scenes in it I’ll never forget, though. (For better or worse.)

by Anonymousreply 1307/31/2020

I too have admittedly jacked off to a few scenes in this movie. I sought it out as a teenager for the notoriety/shock factor, but while actually watching it ended up more focused on the male nudity and explicit sex scenes. At the time, it was one of the few movies I'd seen that showed full-on gay sex. I still find this scene hot—the top is beautiful (though he appears to be wearing an oversized prosthetic dick).

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by Anonymousreply 1407/31/2020

It's one of the few films that I still think is genuinely shocking. I admit I could not watch the last five minutes (which include a scene of a young woman being scalped in close-up). The special effects may look unconvincing these days, but it convinced me plenty. I will say that I think the film is a misinterpretation of Sade's message and aesthetic and I would not equate Italian Fascism with Sadean philosophy, which was about the dead-end of libertarianism.

Sade is, for me, a cautionary writer.

Also, for all the beautiful young men and women in this thing it is about as sexy as watching a root canal.

by Anonymousreply 1507/31/2020

It's scrumptious!

by Anonymousreply 1607/31/2020

The over the top hysterics cover the real sinister darkness that's fascism. Once the authorities and the Church were on to him they had Pasolini murdered, I'm sure of that.

by Anonymousreply 1707/31/2020

I've actually been to Pasolini's murder site. Is that weird?

by Anonymousreply 1807/31/2020

I think what’s weird is we had a Salo thread a few months ago. Is this movie really that beloved??

I mean, ick.

by Anonymousreply 1907/31/2020

I hated the obvious fake dicks but liked moments of the film.

by Anonymousreply 2008/01/2020

R14 - wonderful monobrow

by Anonymousreply 2108/01/2020

r19 This thread is from 2015.

by Anonymousreply 2208/01/2020

Trust us to zero in on what really matters to us: the dicks.

by Anonymousreply 2308/01/2020

The camp aspect of old glamorous bitches (whose heyday was the 1930s) telling their Sadean stories dressed to the nines does it for me.

by Anonymousreply 2408/01/2020

Anyone see the film "Pasolini" (2019), the biopic starring Willem Dafoe? Is it good? Should I stream it?

by Anonymousreply 2508/01/2020

My favorite film, by far.

by Anonymousreply 2608/01/2020

I've been desensitized by the internet so it doesn't really shock me. I skip through the poop scenes. It's not unwatchable to the point where I have to look away to avoid wretching, if someone sat me down and forced me to watch it I could probably get through it without gagging, but it's just gross to me to the point where it isn't even funny so I don't bother with watching it.

Some of the scenes are hot. Others are boring. It's campy, sadistic fun. It didn't have nearly enough sodomy for me but it was still alright.

by Anonymousreply 2708/01/2020

I saw it in a London in 1988 at an underground theatre. I think it was banned there at the time

by Anonymousreply 2808/01/2020

Speaking of shockers, how many have seen Larry Clark's film Ken Park? It was never theatrically released, I believe.

by Anonymousreply 2908/01/2020

What about "Pasolini" (2019)? Hello??? Anyone????!

by Anonymousreply 3008/01/2020

A tough, tough watch , and I'm the biggest film snob you'll meet.

by Anonymousreply 3108/01/2020

R30, I’m planning to watch it tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 3208/01/2020

[quote]It's campy, sadistic fun. It didn't have nearly enough sodomy for me but it was still alright.

But enough about "Little House on the Prairie."

by Anonymousreply 3308/01/2020

Great family movie. Watched it with everyone last weekend. Grandma is still raving about it.

by Anonymousreply 3408/01/2020

r34 = Johnny Depp

by Anonymousreply 3508/02/2020

I hate it how this film usually gets grouped with crappy films like "The Human Centipede", "Cannibal Holocaust" etc. Unlike those other icky films "Salo" actually has something interesting to say and the production values are top notch; Morricone's main theme alone is worth the cash.

by Anonymousreply 3608/02/2020

I saw "Ken Park" in a fleapit in Paris about 15 years ago. Visalia, CA never looked more deplorable. The piss and cum shots only added to the miserabilism of it all.

by Anonymousreply 3708/02/2020

I just watched the 2019 film. Dafoe was terrific, as expected—he’s our most underappreciated actor. The film itself was fine, with some interesting parts. I liked the interview scene the best.

by Anonymousreply 3808/02/2020
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