Episode 180: Fellini 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 Soundtrack - Nino Rota
"Satyricon" - Carlo Rustichelli
"Satyricon" - Stormwind

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8/19/2014

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