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Pier Paolo Pasolini

Director

“The mark which has dominated all my work is this longing for life, this sense of exclusion, which doesn't lessen but augments this love of life.”

 

Biography

Born in Bologna in 1922, Pier Paolo Pasolini left behind a searing legacy that haunts contemporary Italy more than thirty years after his death. More than anyone, Pasolini gazed deeply into Italy’s role in the spread of Fascism and, more controversially, the continuing influence of its ideas in post-war Europe. For him, this was a matter of great personal significance; his father was a soldier in the Fascist Army (he had once protected Mussolini from an assassination attempt) while his brother joined the resistance only to be murdered in an ambush. This personal trauma coincided with a period of intellectual development as Pasolini engaged with Marxist philosophy; especially the works of Antonio Gramsci, the founder of Italy’s Communist Party (PCI). His relationship with the PCI, however, was tense. As a poet and intellectual, Pasolini scrutinized his fellow Communists as critically as he did bourgeois society. His enemies retaliated by targeting his personal life; the first instance… read more

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Catarina Gomes

27Dec13

He was mighty. He could turn people into vegetarians. That kind of influence freaks me out.

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Clarissa

6Mar13

Happy Birthday Pasolini!

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joey Noodles

17Dec12

Bests film? Except Salo as I don't have the balls yet.

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Dombl

26Aug12

Just wrote a thesis about his 'Gospel according to Matthew' and realized again what a great and controversial auteur he was. One of the best we lost in the year of 1975.

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Pier Paolo Pasolini, is he undervalued in todays cinema

55 posts by 24 people 6 months ago

In case anyone is interested

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pasolini

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Salò

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