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By Maurizio Viano

Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) used to be arguably the main complicated 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 exceptional author of fiction, poetry, and feedback, Pasolini as soon as claimed that "a yes realism" educated his filmmaking.

Masterfully combining analyses of Pasolini's literary and theoretical writings and of all his motion pictures, Maurizio Viano bargains the 1st thorough examine of Pasolini's cinematic realism, in concept and in perform. He reveals that Pasolini's cinematic profession exemplifies an "expressionistic realism" that recognizes its subjective beginning 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 flicks in ways in which critics have to date didn't recognize. bound to generate controversy between movie students, Italianists, and fanatics of the director's paintings, this obtainable film-by-film therapy is a perfect significant other for somebody staring at Pasolini's motion pictures on video.

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