Monthly Archives: March 2016

Lost and Found: Susan Sontag’s UNGUIDED TOUR (1983)

I’ve been trying for years to track down and see Susan Sontag’s fourth and final film, Unguided Tour (1983), and now, quite by accident, I’ve discovered that it’s available online, here. If, like me, you can’t follow the Italian without English subtitles, perhaps the best solution would be to read Sontag’s original story, the final one included in her 1978 collection I, etcetera. [3/6/2016]

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A lengthy postscript: Thanks to the generosity of David Heslin and the wonders of the Internet, there are the complete English subtitles:

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<b>UNGUIDED TOUR</b>
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by Susan Sontag
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A tourist city different from
any other.
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Different from Florence.
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Different from Siena.
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Different from Rome.
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Different from Athens.
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Or Dubrovnik.
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Because there’s an imaginary kingdom
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of which this city is the capital.
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of which this city is the centre.
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There was a very dear friend of mine,
an Argentinian film-maker in exile
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who fled to save his skin.
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