My watchbook: The Canterbury Tales

Dax 2022-09-17 11:22:20

Pasolini's most famous work, apart from the infamous "120 Days of Sodom", should be the "Trilogy of Life". "The Canterbury Tales" is the second part of the trilogy. Although it does not have the desperation and pervertedness of Sodom, it is also not much in terms of lewdness and ugliness. The movie chose seven stories from the original book to shoot, and behind the endless lust, it also vented the disclosure of ugly human nature. This is Pasolini, and his films never show any emotion, only nakedly exposing those things to the public, like a cold machine recording all this. However, this cold perspective can often lead to more shocking effects. The "Life Trilogy" is not very good. Until the later "120 Days of Sodom" appeared, the excitement it brought to the audience was really unprecedented.

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  • Molly: [singing] Oh, there was a little beggar man that goes from town to town, and wherever he get a job and work he's willing to sit down. With his bundle on his shoulder, his stick was in his hand and it's down the country I shall go with me roving journeyman. And from the County Carlow the girls all jump for joy. Says one unto the other "now here comes a Dublin boy." And they wanted me to marry her and took me by the hand. She went home and told her mother that she loves the journeyman.

  • Angel: Hey Satan! Lift up your tail and show us where you keep the friars in hell!