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New PDF release: A Certain Realism: Making Use of Pasolini's Film Theory and

By Maurizio Viano

Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) used to be 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 uncommon author of fiction, poetry, and feedback, Pasolini as soon as claimed that "a definite realism" knowledgeable his filmmaking.

Masterfully combining analyses of Pasolini's literary and theoretical writings and of all his movies, Maurizio Viano bargains the 1st thorough research of Pasolini's cinematic realism, in conception and in perform. He unearths that Pasolini's cinematic profession exemplifies an "expressionistic realism" that recognizes its subjective origin 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 movies in ways in which critics have so far didn't recognize. guaranteed to generate controversy between movie students, Italianists, and enthusiasts of the director's paintings, this available film-by-film therapy is a perfect better half for an individual staring at Pasolini's movies on video.

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