Wednesday, November 22, 2006

It's a dirty job, but...

I do like Sight and Sound, but sometimes, just sometimes... This is from Henry K Miller's review of Dirty Sanchez The Movie, which includes a scene where frozen excrement is rubbed on the camera lens and then licked off:

"Writing about the shit-eating scene in Pasolini's Salò o le centoventi giornate di sodoma, the critic Gary Indiana said: 'There is something absurdly winning about Pasolini's explanation of [it] as a commentary on processed foods, and the fact that [he] was being sincere when he said it.' The creators of Dirty Sanchez The Movie, which matches Pasolini's film grotesquerie for grotesequerie, give no such explanation for their antics. Nor does the film's title sequence include, in the manner of Salò, bibliographical references to Barthes and de Beauvoir. Whereas the Italian director framed his descent through his various hellish circles (of manias, shit, and blood - all staples of Dirty Sanchez) within a rigorously 'distanced' aesthetic, eschewing close-ups, Team Sanchez's adventures in depravity are captured without deliberate artifice, with the camera in the thick of it and the crew occasionally on-screen."

That's 140 words to tell us that Pasolini didn't direct Dirty Sanchez The Movie. Cheers.

13 comments:

The Murphmeister said...

Apparently all the banned footage of a bloke sucking excrement from a live rabbit's arse will not be totally lost to, ahem, posterity.

They have been extensively re-edited, restored and enhanced and will be seen next month as the "Deal or No Deal" Christmas Special.

Anonymous said...

Does someone insure these Dirty Sanchez/Jackass type things?
That would be a good job 'Medical adviser to Dirty Sanchez'

Anonymous said...

I suppose the poor guy is thinking he didn't sign up for Sight and Sound to be caught reviewing the likes of the Dirty Sanchez mob and has to get his intellectual chops in there somewhere ...
Actually what would be funny would be a Dirty Sanchez style film larded with references to Barthes or (more appropriatley)Bataille ... totally confuse their audience.

The Curve said...

What about 'Pink Flamingos'?

Molly Bloom said...

You know that when Divine did 'that thing' that they had to ring up a doctor and ask what would happen. They said that a 'deranged chid' had just consumed some and the doctor just said that he should be ok. You can watch the whole sorry affair on YouTube if you are that way inclined. EWWWWW! Loki did a brilliant piece linking Salo and Abu G. on his blog. It really is disturbing, but brilliant.

Spinsterella said...

...the banned footage of a bloke sucking excrement from a live rabbit's arse...

What?

Words fail me.

The Murphmeister said...

It's all there spins.
Blokes, eh? What a bunch of scallywags!

Tim Footman said...

Murph: One advantage of living in foreignland is that I've never seen Mr Edmonds' latest attempt to worm himself back into the national bosom. But I believe you.

Doc: Is that an application? And I presume you have some juicy A&E stories, with accompanying laughable explanations for how exactly it got in there.

Anthony: As Patroclus's Mirror hack suggested, that might not be right for the audience.

Curve/Molly: The polite justification for Waters's early stuff is that it's not trash, but that it has "a trash aesthetic". But since he gave employment to Traci Lords, the only celebrity who shares my birthday, I'll let that go.

Bloody hell, Murph, you've grossed out the Spinster. That takes a lot of doing, considering her torrid experiences...

Anonymous said...

Yes, referencing 'Pink Flamingos' would have been better, and the least you'd expect from someone called Henry (K) Miller ... I was going to crack a joke about sharing other things with Traci Lords, but as a politically correct,respectable husband and father, I couldn't possibly stoop so low.

Spinsterella said...

I'm actually *sniffs* *very* uptight.

Billy said...

In Salo, it's not real shit though is it? Unlike Dirty Sanchez, and indeed Pink Flamingoes.

Tim Footman said...

Anthony: Well, not as low as Traci stooped.

Spin: Blame the nuns.

Interesting point, Billy. But how does that affect our perception? Does real shit make for a kind of scatological snuff movie?

How unbearable are the Aussies being after yesterday?

Billy said...

Well, I got my haircut and he asked if I'd been watching the cricket with a dirty big grin on his face. Apart from that, it's been ok.