Cacciaguida

Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

Catholicism, Conservatism, the Middle Ages, Opera, and Historical and Literary Objets d'Art blogged by a suburban dad who teaches law and writes stuff.


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Who was Cacciaguida? See Dante's PARADISO, Cantos XV, XVI, & XVII.


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Saturday, March 13, 2004
 
Christianity Today: Mel explains how he characterized Satan in the movie, from a technical standpoint ("The actor's face is symmetric, beautiful in a certain sense, but not completely. For example, we shaved her eyebrows. Then we shot her almost in slow motion so you don't see her blink—that's not normal") and also a symbolic one. He also discusses the "ugly baby".

Click here for Barbara Nicolosi's narrative of Mel getting into an argument with a fundy preacher over the "ugly baby".