EFC II #206 – Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#206 – Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini
Starring: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle, Aldo Valletti, Caterina Boratto, Elsa De Giorgi, Hélène Surgère, Sonia Saviange

The two hundred and sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the incredibly challenging film from Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, absolutely not. It may be interesting to some, but I don’t think there’s too much to be gained from seeing this film.

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EFC II #196 – The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#196 – The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Dir. Dario Argento
Starring: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi, Umberto Raho, Reggie Nalder

The one hundred and ninety-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Dario Argento’s debut film, the tightly constructed giallo thriller, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes I think so, it’s a top class murder mystery thriller, one of the more enjoyable examples of the genre I’ve seen.

EFC II #131 – Bicycle Thieves (1948)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#131 – Bicycle Thieves {Ladri Di Biciclette} (1948)
Dir. Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell

The one hundred and thirty-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a simple yet powerful Italian film, Bicycle Thieves.

Recorded in December 2016.

Oscar Wins: Honourary Award (Best Foreign Language Film)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes definitely, it’s a powerful yet simple film.

EFC II #87 – Suspiria (1977)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#86 – Suspiria (1977)
Dir. Dario Argento
Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé, Alida Valli, Joan Bennett, Barbara Magnolfi

The eighty-sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Dario Argento’s vivid and stylish horror, Suspiria.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I loved the style of this, from the effects to the cinematography and the music, a sensory overload.

EFC II #35 – Voyage to Italy {Viaggio in Italia} (1954)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#35 – Voyage to Italy (1954)
Dir. Roberto Rossellini
Starring: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Leslie Daniels, Natalia Ray, Maria Mauban, Anna Proclemer, Jackie Frost

The thirty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Roberto Rossellini’s drama starring his then partner and now legendary actress Ingrid Bergman, Voyage to Italy.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, it gets a lot of acclaim, and it’s very good, particularly Bergman, but I don’t think it’s must see.