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Sam Rohdie

Sam Rohdie is professor of cinema studies at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of Montage, Promised Lands, Fellini Lexicon, Rocco and His Brothers, The Passion of Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Antonioni. This piece originally appeared in the Criterion Collection’s 2008 DVD edition of Saló.

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Salò: A Cinema of Poetry

In Pasolini’s last interview, just before his murder, and prior to the release of Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom, he identified himself simply as a poet. His most well-known essay on the cinema was entitled “Il cinema di poesia.” In his writin

By Sam Rohdie

Amarcord: Federico of the Spirits
Federico Fellini was born and brought up in Rimini, Italy, a small seaside town in the province of Emilia-Romagna. Amarcord is a neologism he contrived, which comes closest to the Emiliano-Romagnolo dialect phrase mi ricordo (I remember). Fellini, a …

By Sam Rohdie