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Unformatted text preview: The film The Decameron is a great film based on the novel II Decameron. The artistic style and thought behind this films work has my attention all the way throughout the film. I will discuss why the film was shown in the course, cultural construction, and the moral. The Decameron was shown in this course to give us a more artistic view of the Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini. To compare to the last art type film, Red Desert was more of a visual art and The Decameron gives the total opposite as we discussed in class. This film shows us the art in story and the masterpieces stories can create. With the 100 tales this film could have chosen from, Pier constructed the film perfectly to 8 tales to makes us feel and understand the way art in film works. The Decameron explores the delectations and dark corners of an earlier and, as the filmmaker saw it, less compromised time (criterion). The cultural construction of this film seemed to put a negative view on the country. As we discussed in class the film made everyone out to be about sex or sinning. The entirety of the film just made everyone look bad or dumb, but that is what taught us the lessons throughout the film. The Decameron is a cutting takedown of the pieties surrounding religion and sex (criterion). Many others agree the negative view this movie portrays about the period and country. The moral I have taken from the film comes from the quote at the end by Pasolini, “Why create a work of art when dreaming about it is so much sweeter?” (IMDb). I think that quote applies a lot about life. When wanting to do something in life we can dream about it and it is a beautiful perfect thing, but when creating you can run into these flaws that do not make it as sweet. Overall, I enjoyed the film and will watch more of Piers work. Citations: ...
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  • Fall '18
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini

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