La vacanza

Take a girl, a long drink of sweet Afton, out of an asylum for the criminally insane, put her in the bosom of her family, they’re as crazy as they come, she’s sold as a farm animal (Pozzo and Lucky) but escapes, there is a birdcatcher in the woods...

Papagena and Papageno, then. Put a pair of Knightsbridge knickers on her, she’s Mussolini, shooting them down and raising them up again. Krauts have the real overtopping bark and bite...

After the war, the factory boom gets factory girls all worked up, they revolt and are suppressed, even to the death of Papageno...

It caused an uproar in Venice, as reported in the New York Times (the other film that evening was Red Detachment of Women, the official Chinese entry, screened “without incident”).

 

 

Caligula

The script magnifies a plain pattern of distinguished modalities (Tiberian, Senatorial, etc.) outlined classically by garlands of noctes RomanŠ.  Non amo te, Sabidi, as Martial says. I do not love you, Sabidius, nor am I able to say why, but thus much I am able to say, I do not love you.