Pier Paolo Pasolini: A Future Life

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"Filmmaker, poet, composer, public intellectual, and provocateur, Pier Paolo Pasolini was a cyclone of vitality, rebellion and, very often, contradictions: a Catholic and Communist; an urban, homosexual defender of traditional agrarian culture; a modernist with an eye to ancient myths. Pasolini created an oeuvre distinguished by an unerring eye for composition and tone and a stylistic fluidity that allowed him to work with equal potency within a variety of filmmaking traditions, from Neorealist-inflected verité to the savagely surrealist. Pasolini looms larger than ever in in our cultural consciousness as one of the most radical, uncompromising artists who ever lived. “Death,” he once said, “is not being unable to communicate; but no longer being able to be understood.” He is speaking to us still."—Metrograph