One of those long, turgid films made by Italian directors that could roughly be lumped under the banner ‘classical soft porn’, or ‘todgers and togas’ if you will (and there’s no reason why you should). Hence Salo, Caligula, and this rum-and-raisin effort from Fellini, all decadent orgies, oiled-up blonde boys, minotaurs, hermaphrodites, grapes and naked people jumping about on the spot. It all looks great, thanks to the lads down Cinecitta way, but for why?
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For the first time in a while, two consecutive episodes, so it’s a completely different line-up to the last time and some belated debuts for Ian Dury and Sham 69 who we’d have otherwise seen two weeks ago, in a classic Pops juxtaposition with another Cilla flop and the first appearance of a record that, even skipping all the Savile and Travis episodes, you’re going to hear a hell of lot over the next few months.
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