Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:


The President: Homage to the rear temple 
is often more fervent than the other.

Criterion is having a flash sale today and in a weird coincidence -- it being Pasolini's birthday today also -- the first title I clicked on over on their site happened to be this movie. Perhaps tis meant to be. I haven't watched Salò since seeing it on the big screen at FSLC many years back... it's not really one you rush to re-watch, as effective as I found it. Have any of you watched this movie more than once? Are there any movies you'll refuse to watch more than once? Oh man, I have several. Perhaps I should make a list! Anyway Pasolini was born 97 years ago today -- what sort of a party should we have in 2022 for his centennial? I dare to even imagine...


5 comments:

Scott said...

I'd be really interested to see that list posted, if you ever write it up. I'd be particularly interested to see, given how much you like horror movies, how that does or doesn't affect what you don't ever want to see again.

As to Salo, I mean I would rewatch it, but I've never reached a point where I want to prioritize that because yes, it's effective, but also off-putting.

FDot said...

I’ve made it through Salo 3 times. Once by myself, twice introducing it to others. It doesn’t get any easier on a rewatch.

olins said...

Two very very good but one time only movies for me. The Days Of Wine And Roses and Schndler’s list.

Anonymous said...

Pan's Labyrinth was amazing but too emotionally devastating to revisit.

It took me three goes to get through Rebecca and I'm not going back. I can watch any amount of dismemberment but scenes of acute social embarrassment are my kryptonite.

Sébastien Sarmiento said...

As Scott said earlier, I too would be interested to see that list posted :)