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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 convinced realism" trained his filmmaking.

Masterfully combining analyses of Pasolini's literary and theoretical writings and of all his movies, Maurizio Viano bargains the 1st thorough learn of Pasolini's cinematic realism, in concept 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 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 did not recognize. guaranteed 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 an individual looking at Pasolini's movies on video.

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