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A Body of Nostalgia: Pasolini's Self-Portrait in the Film Project Saint Paul

Armando Maggi

in The Resurrection of the Body: Pier Paolo Pasolini from Saint Paul to Sade

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501345
eISBN:
9780226501369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501369.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes Pasolini's film Saint Paul. The film is a double biography, of Paul the apostle and of Pasolini the artist. Moreover, Pasolini contends that Paul is a divided figure, a figure ... More


Pier Paolo Pasolini: Life as Oxymoron

Franco Cassano

in Southern Thought and Other Essays on the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823233649
eISBN:
9780823241750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233649.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, the author, using author and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini's life and writings as a point of departure, discusses his sexual diversity acts as a catalyst to question the centrality ... More


To Give Birth in Salò and Sade's The 120 Days of Sodom

Armando Maggi

in The Resurrection of the Body: Pier Paolo Pasolini from Saint Paul to Sade

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501345
eISBN:
9780226501369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501369.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Petrolio and Salò are premised on the same concept of giving birth to a form, where form means not only a new narrative form, but also the form of a schizophrenic space closed off from the world, and ... More


The Journey to Sodom and Gomorrah and Beyond: The Scenario Porn-Theo-Colossal

Armando Maggi

in The Resurrection of the Body: Pier Paolo Pasolini from Saint Paul to Sade

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501345
eISBN:
9780226501369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501369.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter presents a close reading of a scenario that Pasolini intended to film after Salò. Using a new form of analogical transposition, similar to what he also did in Saint Paul, ... More


Tableaux Vivants 1: Painting, Film, Death and Passion Plays in Pasolini and Godard

Steven Jacobs

in Framing Pictures: Film and the Visual Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640171
eISBN:
9780748670901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640171.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents the fashion for tableaux vivants in nineteenth-century culture as a prefiguration of cinema. Apart from including literal representations of tableaux vivants performed on the ... More


“A Diluted Reel of Film in My Brain”: To Preach a New “Word of Abjuration” in Petrolio

Armando Maggi

in The Resurrection of the Body: Pier Paolo Pasolini from Saint Paul to Sade

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501345
eISBN:
9780226501369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501369.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the theme of form, which Pasolini identifies as the foundation of his novel, Petrolio. The author's initial claim that Petrolio is less about a plot than about the birth of a ... More


Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe

Barry McCrea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300185157
eISBN:
9780300190564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book argues that the sudden decline of old rural vernaculars—such as French patois, Italian dialects, and the Irish language—caused these languages to become the objects of powerful longings and ... More


Pier Paolo Pasolini and “The ‘Cinema of Poetry’”

P. Adams Sitney

in The Cinema of Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199337026
eISBN:
9780199370405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337026.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Poetry

The chapter recovers the context of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s critical and theoretical formulation of “free indirect point-of-view” and shows how that apparatus allowed Pasolini to break down the ... More


The Resurrection of the Body: Pier Paolo Pasolini from Saint Paul to Sade

Armando Maggi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501345
eISBN:
9780226501369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501369.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Italian novelist, poet, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini was brutally killed in Rome in 1975, a macabre end to a career that often explored humanity's capacity for violence and cruelty. Along with ... More


Canonicity

Pantelis Michelakis

in Greek Tragedy on Screen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199239078
eISBN:
9780191746840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239078.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a more systematic discussion of issues of accessibility and value. It begins by looking at cultural, institutional, and critical forces that shape the way in which certain films ... More


Introduction: Sodom, Its Inhabitants, and Its Language in Pasolini's Final Works

Armando Maggi

in The Resurrection of the Body: Pier Paolo Pasolini from Saint Paul to Sade

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501345
eISBN:
9780226501369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501369.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book shows how Sodom and its practice against nature dominate the last phase of Pier Paolo Pasolini's poetics. The screenplay Saint Paul, the scenario Porn-Theo-Colossal, the novel Petrolio, and ... More


Epilogue: Neorealism, Cinema of Poetry, and Italian Contemporary Cinema

Silvia Carlorosi

in Global Neorealism: The Transnational History of a Film Style

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031229
eISBN:
9781617031236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031229.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at examples of neorealism in recent Italian cinema. It focuses on two films—Andrea and Antonio Frazzi’s Certi bambini (A Children’s Story, 2004), and Matteo Garrone’s Gomorra ... More


Seizures of Chance: Paulinist Agencies in Neocapitalist Contexts

Ward Blanton

in A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166911
eISBN:
9780231536455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166911.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores temporality and analogical potentials in Pier Paolo Pasolini's screenplay about Saint Paul. Focusinng on Pasolini's novel, Petrolio, it asks what codes eventally emerge into ... More


‘In remembrance of his persone’: transhistorical empathy and the Chaucerian face

Louise D’Arcens

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

From the earliest manuscript images through to cinematic depictions, Chaucer’s ‘persone’, that is his face and body, has been a key focus in the pursuit of transhistorical intimacy with the author. ... More


Conclusion: “A Schizophrenic Child Is a Tiny Dot, I Dreamed Once”: Metamorphosis in Mario Mieli and Pasolini

Armando Maggi

in The Resurrection of the Body: Pier Paolo Pasolini from Saint Paul to Sade

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501345
eISBN:
9780226501369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501369.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter presents a close reading of Mario Mieli's Elementi di critica omosessuale (Elements of homosexual criticism). The book not only addresses some of Pasolini's central concerns, but also ... More


Seeing Time

in The Time of the Crime: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Italian Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758024
eISBN:
9780804786775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758024.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the relationship between time and the subject of perception Pier Paolo Pasolini's film Oedipus Rex. It analyzes the shots marking the encounter between the protagonist and the ... More


Sound: The Politics of the Sonic Interstice and the Dissonance of the Neutral

Laura Rascaroli

in How the Essay Film Thinks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190238247
eISBN:
9780190238278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238247.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In embracing an understanding of essay film’s soundscape that does not stop at voiceover, but extends to all the elements of a complex environment made up of speech, music, sounds, noise, and ... More


Models

Felicity Colman

in Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169738
eISBN:
9780231850605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169738.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on two core areas of modeling theories that have emerged from film theory: the semiotic and the material. Semiotic modeling in film theory can be used as a political tool that ... More


Introduction: an autobiography of enthusiasms

P. Adams Sitney

in The Cinema of Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199337026
eISBN:
9780199370405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337026.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Poetry

This chapter makes clear the book’s intent to explore the range of what has been thought by filmmakers, on the nature of poetry and on its place in cinema. It briefly outlines Pier Paolo Pasolini’s ... More


The “Italian Miracle”: Between Modernity and Tradition

Massimo Montanari

in Italian Identity in the Kitchen, or Food and the Nation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160841
eISBN:
9780231535083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160841.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses the changes in the Italian alimentary model after the country's recovery from the food crisis caused by World War II. According to film director Pier Paolo Pasolini, because of ... More


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