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Pier Paolo Pasolini


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Pier Paolo Pasolini (March 5, 1922 – November 2, 1975) 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... more »

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  • Death does determine life.... Once life is finished it acquires a sense; up to that point it has not got a sense; its sense is suspended and therefore ambiguous. However, to be sincere I must add that...
    Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), Italian filmmaker, author. Pasolini on Pasolini: Interviews with Oswald Stack, ch. 3 (1969).
  • The power of consumer goods ... has been engendered by the so-called liberal and progressive demands of freedom, and, by appropriating them, has emptied them of their meaning, and changed their nature...
    Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), Italian film director, essayist. repr. In Scritti Corsari (1975). "Sono Contro l'Aborto," Corriere della Sera (Milan,...
  • ''The sexual freedom of today for most people is really only a convention, an obligation, a social duty, a social anxiety, a necessary feature of the consumer's way of life.''
    Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), Italian film director, essayist. repr. In Scritti Corsari (1975). "Sono Contro l'Aborto," Corriere della Sera (Milan,...
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