By Maurizio Viano

Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) was once 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 exclusive author of fiction, poetry, and feedback, Pasolini as soon as claimed that "a definite 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 concept and in perform. He reveals that Pasolini's cinematic occupation exemplifies an "expressionistic realism" that recognizes its subjective origin 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 to date did not 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 a person looking at Pasolini's motion pictures on video.

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