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A Certain Realism: Making Use of Pasolini's Film Theory and by Maurizio Viano PDF

By Maurizio Viano

ISBN-10: 0520078543

ISBN-13: 9780520078543

ISBN-10: 0520078551

ISBN-13: 9780520078550

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

Masterfully combining analyses of Pasolini's literary and theoretical writings and of all his motion pictures, Maurizio Viano bargains the 1st thorough examine of Pasolini's cinematic realism, in idea and in perform. He unearths that Pasolini's cinematic occupation exemplifies an "expressionistic realism" that recognizes its subjective starting place 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 flicks in ways in which critics have to this point did not recognize. absolute to generate controversy between movie students, Italianists, and enthusiasts of the director's paintings, this available film-by-film remedy is a perfect spouse for somebody observing Pasolini's movies on video.

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