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By Maurizio Viano

Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) was once arguably the main advanced director of postwar Italian cinema. His films—Accattone, The Canterbury Tales, Medea, Saló—continue to problem and entertain new generations of moviegoers. A leftist, a gay, and a extraordinary author of fiction, poetry, and feedback, Pasolini as soon as claimed that "a sure realism" proficient his filmmaking.

Masterfully combining analyses of Pasolini's literary and theoretical writings and of all his motion pictures, Maurizio Viano bargains the 1st thorough research of Pasolini's cinematic realism, in conception and in perform. He unearths that Pasolini's cinematic profession exemplifies an "expressionistic realism" that recognizes its subjective starting place rather than striving for an most unlikely objectivity.

Focusing at the own and expressionistic dimensions of Pasolini's cinema, Viano additionally argues that homosexuality is found in the movies in ways in which critics have so far didn't recognize. guaranteed to generate controversy between movie students, Italianists, and lovers of the director's paintings, this available film-by-film therapy is a perfect significant other for a person staring at Pasolini's motion pictures on video.

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