Salo by Stephen Barber

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SALÃ’ (1975) Pasolini's interpretation of Sade's atrocity bible 120 Days Of Sodom, remains one of the most problematic and provocative films ever made. The story of four sexually depraved, sadistic and homicidal SS officers who systematically defile and decimate the wretched, denuded human cattle who are in their captivity, Salò is a bleak catalogue of degradation, vaginal and anal rape, sodomy, coprophilia, torture and annihilation. It remains not only Pasolini's last completed film project, he was brutally murdered shortly after its post-production, but perhaps a terminal project for the artfom itself: the film that kills all film. INFERNOˆDEˆSADE provides an in-depth analysis and history of this controversial classic, illustrated by rarely-seen publicity photographs. This special ebook edition also includes as bonus material Pasolini's own revelatory writings on Salò.

About Stephen Barber

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Stephen Barber is a noted cultural historian and author of many acclaimed books, including Burning World, the best-selling biography of Edmund White, Tokyo Vertigo, Caligula: Divine Carnage, Projected Cities, Jean Genet, Fragments of the European City and two studies of Antonin Artaud, The Screaming Body and Blows And Bombs. His writing has won many awards and been translated into Japanese, French, German and Italian. Formerly Professor of Digital Media at the University of Tokyo, he is currently Professor of Media Arts at Kingston University.
Published September 11, 2013 by Elektron Ebooks. 29 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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