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Satyricon

Special Guest: John Baxter

Guest Co-Host: Jim Tushinski

 

Roman Month continues with the 1969 film, Fellini Satyricon. Based loosely on the remaining fragments of Petronius’s voluminous work, the film is a series of vignettes about Encolpio (Martin Potter) and his friend Ascilto (Hiram Keller). The film mixes sex, philosophy, and death in the era of Nero.

Satyricon is one of the more fantastic and surreal of Fellini’s films and one that definitely lives up to the term “Fellini-esque.”
Links:

Buy Fellini by John Baxter

Buy Fellini Satyricon on DVD

Buy On the Set of Fellini Satyricon : A Behind-the-Scenes Diary by Eileen Lanouette Hughes

Buy the paperback of Fellini’s Satyricon

Hear John Baxter on our Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie episode

Hear Jim Tushinski on our Boys in the Sand episode

Music:

Satyricon Soundtrak – Nino Rota

“Satyricon” – Carlo Rustichelli

“Satyricon” – Stormwind

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About The Author
Mike White
Mike White

Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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