Salo, or 120 Days of Sodom
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
First I had to read 120 Days of Sodom for the 1001 Book List, then I had to revisit it AGAIN with this list. Will there be an album adaptation that I have to sit through next?
I am not even going to dignify this movie with a long entry. It is disgusting, horrifying, and really shouldn't be given any special attention. It almost ruins the List for me when a film like this is included in The Book, because no one should have to have these images in their brain. It's something that you will never forget. And for what? So some Italian director who is fucked in the head can make some tired point about fascism?
Avoid at all costs. Now I am upset that my sister is trying to tackle the List as well, because she will have to watch this. Maybe I can persuade her to do it with a blindfold and ear plugs. That will still count, right?
The director was murdered before the film was released.