SINFONIA EROTICA REVIEWED
“Sinfonia Erotica” is the kind of movie that I most connect with Franco. It’s a film about sexual perversion being used to ruin people. Cherry-picking selections from the Marquis de Sade, Franco creates a film where a scoundrel abuses his wife and takes money lovers. Nuns starts engaging in lesbian trysts, people murder and then try to pick each other off. It was Italian B-cinema in the late 70s/early 80s and it was great. Plus, Franco cut the score together by shoving his own work into the middle of established Liszt pieces.
The film isn’t a solid piece. However, it exists as this wacky sex romp right when those movies started to die off. Wacky might be the wrong word. There is a humor to people trying new sexual activities while murdering each other. I just don’t think that’s what Franco intended. One of these days, I’m going to assemble the Franco films I own and try to piece together what made the guy tic. Until then, I’m just going to stare slack-jawed at his work.
If you’re under the age of 30, I don’t expect many of you to hang with it. Go back to worrying about whether Captain America lives or dies.
- 1.66:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD MONO