Gideon Bachmann had been on the set almost the entire time during the shooting of Salò, and while there he kept notes in the form of a diary describing Pasolini’s activities and their conversations. What follows are random pages from that diary.
Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
The circumstances accompanying the 1977 American release of Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom were almost as unusual as those depicted in this, the final film of Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini. Advance word in Film Comment, Film Quarterly and particularly The Village Voice indicated that Salo features extremes of sadism, violence and scatology then unheard of in a major picture, and the publicity mills were scarcely hampered by the fact that Pasolini himself had been brutally murdered on November 2, 1975 – nearly six months after his film’s completion.