02 May 2006

Shocked?

The Guardian, in the U.K., has named the top 10 most controversial films of all time (thank you GreenCine Daily), citing Pier Paolo Pasolini's Saló, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Saló, o le 120 giornate di Sodoma) as the number one. Most of the other films on the list are remembered by their Christian picketing (thankfully neither Dogma nor The Passion of the Christ made the cut) or by their scanadlous sexual or political content. The list is as follows:


1. Saló, or the 120 Days of Sodom - Pier Paolo Pasolini - 1975

2. Natural Born Killers - Oliver Stone - 1994

3. Crash - David Cronenberg - 1996

4. The Last Temptation of Christ - Martin Scorsese - 1988

5. The Devils - Ken Russell - 1971

6. Pretty Baby - Louis Malle - 1977

7. The Birth of a Nation - D.W. Griffith - 1915

8. Straw Dogs - Sam Peckinpah - 1971

9. Monty Python's Life of Brian - Terry Jones - 1979

10. Bandit Queen - Shekhar Kapur - 1994

2 comments:

Eric said...

What a horribly dissapointing list.

J said...

You're telling me.