American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Pasolini, Pier Paolo 1922-1975. Italian writer and director whose films, including The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) and The Decameron (1971), reflect on religion, class, and sexuality.
“Three decades after his death, Pasolini is ripe for reappraisal," argues Ian Thomson in the Telegraph.”
“This is largely because there are no well-made English subtitled Pasolini prints stored anywhere in the United States.”
“The marriage brought her into contact with leading Italian writers and intellectuals of the day such as Pasolini, Umberto Saba and Sandro Penna.”
“Pasolini (who was murdered shortly after the movie's completion) structures this political allegory using Dante's Divine Comedy, and never flinches from the sequences of torture and madness, making the movie all the more disturbing.”
“• Music for the penning of this posting was provided by Antonio Farao's, "Takes On Pasolini," an elegant set of jazz piano.”
“In the way that one rider's fall involved others, the awful death of Marco Simoncelli at Sepang on Sunday reminded me of the day in 1973 during the Grand Prix of Nations meeting at Monza when Renzo Pasolini – an Italian who, like Simoncelli, rode as much with his heart as his head – went down on his 250cc Aermacchi, starting an accident that involved 12 more riders, including Jarno Saarinen, the brilliant Finn.”
“There's a pantheon of directors whose worldview is thoroughly informed by a cohesive politics but seldom portray world leaders: could we conceive of an apolitical film by Pasolini, Godard, Buñuel, Costa-Gavras, Fassbinder, Altman, Spike Lee or Ken Loach?”
“One of the lynchpins of the Pigneto scene, funkily retro Bar Necci Via Fanfulla da Lodi, 68; necci1924.com , was frequented by a slumming director Pier Paolo Pasolini back in the days when it was full of young proletarians hunched over billiards tables.”
“Besides the verse of Pasolini, himself gay, and a popular magazine's cover story about homosexuality that Vendola had stashed, at age 17, under a pile of books, there was little comfort.”
“Even renowned European filmmakers Federico Fellini and Pier Paolo Pasolini evidence the impact of Smith's import abroad.”
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