Harvey Chartrand wrote:Does anyone know why (after saying yes), Orson Welles turned down a second chance to work with controversial Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini, who wanted the auteur of Citizen Kane to play Sir January in his 1971 masterpiece The Canterbury Tales?
Pasolini's masterpiece?! Good God, I hope you're being ironic!
Personally I think Theorem
followed by The Gospel According to St Matthew
are his true masterpieces.
And I'd hesitate to call Salo
the most depraved film in history. It's a resolutely serious and outstandingly made piece of extreme cinema. If you really want to see something depraved, I suggest you wait for Anchor Bay's uncut release of Emmanuelle in America
- a joyous mix of hardcore sleaze and misogynistic faked-snuff footage.