La Caduta Degli Dei (The Damned) (1969)
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A spectacle of such greedy passion, such uncompromising sensation, and such obscene shock that it makes you realize how small and safe and ordinary most movies are.
Even if somewhat remarkable in scope as a Nazi decadence pic, it's all so ponderous and repulsive."
By boldly confronting the psycho-sexual depravity of the Nazi mindset, all the way through to is inevitable incestuous nature, Visconti creates a specific cinematic vernacular for viewing and discussing Hitler's manic ideology.
Lavishly mounted, Visconti's melodramatic spectacle draws parallels between the demise of a German rich and powerful clan and the rise of Hitler to power. One of the 1960s most popular and controversial international productions.
The Damned is a lot of things - bilious and perverse are the two first adjectives that spring to mind - but one thing it is not is a film of half-measures.
Occassionally overflows with self-indulgence and didacticism, weakening an otherwise and often potent critique
By the end of the opening sequence, the film has already indulged in pan-sexuality, corporate backstabbing, anti-reactionary suppression, pedophilia, and murder plots.
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