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Pasolini Undead

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Pasolini’s survival, his obtrusive persistence as a trope of public discourse and representation—well over forty years after his violent death in 1975 and well over sixty since he first came to literary prominence in Italy as a writer...

Pasolini embodied

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The film Pasolini (Abel Ferrara, 2014) recounts the last days of the life of the filmmaker and poet. Willem Dafoe plays Pasolini; the author of this interview, Maurizio Braucci, is one of the screenwriters of the film...

Pasolini Reloaded

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Dico a N.: “Voglio fare l’impresa, scrivere del Pigneto senza nominare Pasolini,” poiché Pasolini, come ho già scritto altrove, a Roma è come il prezzemolo; lo trovi dappertutto, figuriamoci al Pigneto. [I say to N, “I...

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Political Animism

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Pier Paolo Pasolini, Petrolio , trans. Ann Goldstein (New York: Pantheon Books, 1997), 51. “One can move from reality to a dream: but it is impossible to move from a dream to another dream...

When the Assistants Profane Cinema

Janet Harbord

Janet Harbord is Professor of Film Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. She is the author of several books on film and philosophies of the moving image, including Chris Marker: La Jetée (2009), The Evolution of Film (2006) and Film Cultures (2002). She is the recipient of grants from the AHRC, EPSRC and the Leverhulme Trust. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ex-centric Cinema : Giorgio Agamben and Film Archaeology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Do it yourself: Instruction or description?When André Bazin writes in the mid-twentieth century about the origins of cinema, he sees a history in which the idea of cinema was set against its material form. The idea of cinema, he argues...

Italian Cinema

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...Italian cinema is internationally famous for its silent epics (that influenced D. W. Griffith), postwar neo-realism (seen by many as a decisive turning point in film form) and such canonical directors as Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico...

Producer and Director? Or, ‘Authorship’ in 1950s Italian Cinema

Beyond the Bottom Line : The Producer in Film and Television Studies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Narratives of post-war Italian cinema have consistently excluded the role of the producer in their analysis of this important era of Italian film-making. They subscribe instead to the perspective of the politique des auteurs initiated...

The Loss of the Separated World: On Pasolini’s Communism

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...“We’re all in danger,” in In Danger: A Pasolini Anthology , ed. Jack Hirschman (San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 2010), 235. Translations are mine unless otherwise noted. In cases where a good English...

From Accattone to “Profezia”: Pier Paolo Pasolini and Productive Failure

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Failure is a term that does not lend itself to an easy definition. For one thing, it is relational, almost reactionary (and it even at times positions itself as such): it is always responding to a culture, gesture, or demand of success...

After the Feature, Part 1 : Standardisation, Differentiation and Branding (and the Search for the ‘Punch’)

Joel Frykholm

Joel Frykholm is Research Associate and Lecturer in the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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George Kleine and American Cinema : The Movie Business and Film Culture in the Silent Era

British Film Institute, 2015

Book chapter

...In Chapter 1, we explored how cinema turned into mass entertainment, and an everyday cultural practice, fuelled by audiences’ constant thirst for new and exciting motion pictures. In Chapter 2, we discussed how the breakthrough...