Pier Paolo Pasolini

Italian novelist, poet, intellectual, film director, journalist, linguist, philosopher Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure. He demonstrated a unique and extraordinary cultural versatility, becoming a highly controversial figure in the process.
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A Serbian Film refused classification - The Australian
Google News - over 6 years
Much as the contentious film Salo was Pier Pasolini's response to facism, A Serbian Film's director Srdan Spasojevic has painted his film as a response to his people's "own molestation by the Serbian government." The bracing film includes scenes of
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#44 We just watched this on Netflix streaming: Mishima: A life in four chapters - Podcast Film Review
Google News - over 6 years
A good Italian equivalent is novelist, poet, filmmaker, actor Pier Pasolini. (Netflix him now if you haven't heard of him) Nonetheless, Mishima was a genius and Paul Shrader (writer of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull) gives him a damn good biopic
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What's On Today
NYTimes - over 6 years
8 P.M. (HBO) KNIGHT AND DAY (2010) Cameron Diaz plays June Havens, a collection ''of alternately appealing and exasperating traits,'' A. O. Scott wrote in The New York Times, ''thrown together to satisfy market research data suggesting that audiences go for women who are tough but not aggressive, flaky but not nuts, sexy but not actually having
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Estrenos - Lanacion.com (Argentina)
Google News - over 6 years
De Pier Pasolini y dirección de Adelaida Mangani. Con Laura Novoa, Javier Drolas y el Grupo de Titiriteros del San Martín. Regio, Córdoba 6056. De jueves a sábados, a las 20:30. Domingos, a las 19.30. $ 25. Una comedia sobre el encuentro entre cuatro
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A Serbian Film: Review - Austinist
Google News - almost 7 years
... on the shock aspects of the film, comparing it to similarly savage fare like some of Takashi Miike's more violent work (his new masterpiece 13 Assassins is currently playing at the Alamo Drafthouse's South Lamar location), and Pier Pasolini's Salò
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Zeitreise nach Arabien - Pier Paolo Pasolini: "Reisen in 1001 Nacht", Corso ... - Deutschlandradio
Google News - almost 7 years
Mit Pier Pasolini unterwegs zu sein, bedeutet vor allem, sich auf eine Zeitreise zu begeben. Ab den 1960er Jahren und bis zu seinem gewaltsamen Tod 1975 war der italienische Schriftsteller und Filmemacher immer wieder in die sogenannte weite Welt
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NYTimes - about 34 years
YEAR OF THE RAT Every 12 years the Chinese Year of the Rat rolls around. Those born in 1984 or in any of the 12-year intervals preceding this year are entitled to celebrate their nativity with the likes of William Shakespeare, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Winston Churchill, George Washington and Truman Capote - all famous Rats. Lucille Liang, a native
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • 1975
    Age 52
    The June 1975 elections saw the rise of leftist options, and dwelling on his blunt, ever more political approach and prophetic style during this period, he declared the time was reached to put the most prominent Christian-Democrat figures to trial in a court, where a staging would be needed showing them walking in handcuffs and conducted by the carabinieri.
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    That change is related to the loss of humanism and the expansion of productivity as central to the human condition, which he despised. He found that 'new culture' was degrading and vulgar. In one interview, he said: "I hate with particular vehemency the current power, the power of 1975, which is a power that manipulates bodies in a horrible way; a manipulation that has nothing to envy to that performed by Himmler or Hitler."
    Testimony by Pasolini's friend Sergio Citti indicated that some of the rolls of film from Salò had been stolen, and that Pasolini had been going to meet with the thieves after a visit to Stockholm, 2 November 1975.
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  • 1972
    Age 49
    In 1972 he started to collaborate with the extreme-left association Lotta Continua, producing a documentary, 12 dicembre, concerning the Piazza Fontana bombing.
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  • 1970
    Age 47
    In 1970 Pasolini bought an old castle near Viterbo, several miles north of Rome, where he began to write his last novel, Il Petrolio, where he denounced obscure dealing on the highest spheres of government and the corporate world (the ENI, CIA, the mafia, etc.).
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  • 1968
    Age 45
    Regarding the Battle of Valle Giulia, which took place in Rome in March 1968, he said that he sympathized with the police, as they were "children of the poor", while the young militants were exponents of what he called "left-wing fascism".
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  • 1967
    Age 44
    In 1967, in Venice, he met and interviewed the American poet Ezra Pound.
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  • 1966
    Age 43
    In 1966 he was a member of the jury at the 16th Berlin International Film Festival.
  • 1961
    Age 38
    During this period Pasolini frequently traveled abroad: in 1961, with Elsa Morante and Alberto Moravia to India (where he went again seven years later); in 1962 to Sudan and Kenya; in 1963, to Ghana, Nigeria, Guinea, Jordan and Israel (where he shot the documentary, Sopralluoghi in Palestina).
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    His first film as director and screenwriter is Accattone of 1961, again set in Rome's marginal quarters.
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  • 1960
    Age 37
    In 1960 he made his debut as an actor in Il gobbo, and co-wrote Long Night in 1943.
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  • 1957
    Age 34
    In 1957, together with Sergio Citti, Pasolini collaborated on Federico Fellini's film Le notti di Cabiria, writing dialogue for the Roman dialect parts.
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  • 1955
    Age 32
    His first novel, Ragazzi di vita (English: Hustlers), was published in 1955.
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  • 1954
    Age 31
    In 1954, Pasolini, who now worked for the literary section of Italian state radio, left his teaching job and moved to the Monteverde quarter.
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  • 1951
    Age 28
    He found a job as a worker in the Cinecittà studios and sold his books in the 'bancarelle' ("sidewalk shops") of Rome. In 1951, through the help of the Abruzzese-language poet Vittorio Clemente, he found a job as a teacher at a secondary school in Ciampino, a suburb of the capital, a long commute involving two train changes, in exchange of a meagre paycheck of 27,000 liras of the time.
  • 1950
    Age 27
    He was acquitted of both charges in 1950 and 1952. "I came to Rome from the Friulan countryside.
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    Struggling in an extremely difficult situation, in January 1950 Pasolini moved to Rome with his mother Susanna to start a new life from scratch.
  • 1949
    Age 26
    In October 1949, when called to declare in the police station, he would not deny the basic fact, for which he talked of a "literary and erotic drive", and cited André Gide, the 1947 Nobel Prize for Literature laureate.
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    The local Christian-Democrats took notice. In the summer of 1949, Pasolini was blackmailed by a priest, "either leave politics, or his school career will be ruined," an intermediary went.
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    In May 1949, Pasolini attended the Peace Congress in Paris.
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  • 1947
    Age 24
    On 26 January 1947 Pasolini wrote a declaration for the front page of the newspaper Libertà: "In our opinion, we think that currently only Communism is able to provide a new culture."
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  • 1945
    Age 22
    On 30 October 1945, Pasolini joined the pro-devolution association Patrie tal Friul, founded in Udine.
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    Six days later Pasolini and others founded the Friulan Language Academy (Academiuta di lenga furlana). Meanwhile, Pasolini's father Carlo Alberto was allowed to Italy from his Kenya's detention period in November 1945 on account of Guido's death.
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    On 12 February 1945 his brother Guido was killed in an ambush planted by Italian Garibaldine partisans serving in the lines of Tito's Yugoslavian guerrillas.
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  • 1943
    Age 20
    Pasolini tried to remain apart from these events. He, his mother and other colleagues of his taught students unable to reach the schools in Pordenone or Udine starting in October 1943. Others were involved too, but this educational workshop was considered illegal, and broke up in February 1944.
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  • 1941
    Age 18
    After the summer in Casarsa, in 1941 Pasolini published at his own expense a collection of poems in Friulan, Versi a Casarsa.
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    In 1941, together with Francesco Leonetti, Roberto Roversi and others, he tried to publish a poetry magazine, but the attempt failed due to paper shortages.
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  • 1939
    Age 16
    In 1939 Pasolini graduated and entered the Literature College of the University of Bologna, discovering new themes such as philology and aesthetics of figurative arts.
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  • 1931
    Age 8
    Pasolini began writing poems at the age of seven, inspired by the natural beauty of Casarsa. One of his early influences was the work of Arthur Rimbaud. In 1931, his father was transferred to Idria in the Julian March (now Idrija in Slovenia); in 1933 they moved again to Cremona in Lombardy, and later to Scandiano and Reggio Emilia.
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  • 1926
    Age 3
    In 1926, Pasolini's father was arrested for gambling debts.
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  • 1923
    Age 0
    His family moved to Conegliano in 1923 and, two years later, to Belluno, where another son, Guidalberto, was born.
  • 1922
    His parents married in 1921, Pasolini was born in 1922 and named after his paternal uncle.
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