Narrate in leisure, liberate nature in paradox

Damien 2022-11-13 09:31:48

I have always believed that the barriers to entry for Pierre Paul Pasolini's films are very high, because of his extensive knowledge, strange bad taste, dubbing and translation problems caused by the age, etc., I dare not watch it The notorious [120 Days of Sodom], this [Canterbury Tales], which together with [Ten Days Talk] and [One Thousand and One Nights] form the "Life Trilogy", is narrated in leisure and in seriousness Humor, revealing human nature in sexual liberation and bad taste.

The director adapted the original work into 8 stories with sexual liberation as the core, and used the full screen of flesh to confront the feudal ethics, religious theology and hierarchy of the Middle Ages. The most paradoxical thing is that the film uses sexual liberation one after another to contend, but both the people in the play and the audience still feel that no matter what the competition is, they are always in a state of being dominated, resulting in a strong sense of powerlessness. This is not a simple sentence "In leisure. "narrative" can be digested.

From the perspective of film and literary adaptation, the film is also worth pondering. The opening story is obviously inspired by the Genesis of the Bible, and the ending jokes about the style of hell in the form of a crazy comedy. In the process, it also pays tribute to Chaplin. Although not every story is very brilliant, it is still See the director's ingenious design. The film won the Berlin Golden Bear in 1972, which is one of the more accessible director's works.

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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!