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By Maurizio Viano

ISBN-10: 0520078543

ISBN-13: 9780520078543

ISBN-10: 0520078551

ISBN-13: 9780520078550

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 distinct author of fiction, poetry, and feedback, Pasolini as soon as claimed that "a convinced realism" trained his filmmaking.

Masterfully combining analyses of Pasolini's literary and theoretical writings and of all his motion pictures, Maurizio Viano bargains the 1st thorough learn of Pasolini's cinematic realism, in concept and in perform. He reveals that Pasolini's cinematic occupation exemplifies an "expressionistic realism" that recognizes its subjective beginning rather than striving for an very 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 up to now didn't recognize. bound to generate controversy between movie students, Italianists, and lovers of the director's paintings, this available film-by-film therapy is a perfect better half for somebody gazing Pasolini's movies on video.

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