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ITAL6615

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini's Creativity and Legacy

In this course special attention will be given to Pier Paolo Pasolini’s works in the early stage of his creativity in the fifties and sixties.

We will study: La meglio gioventu’, Le Ceneri di Gramsci, his Roman
novels: Ragazzi di vita and Una vita violenta, and his Roman short stories. We will also focus on his early films: Accattone, Mamma Roma, La rabbia, La ricotta, Comizi d’amore, Il Vangelo secondo Matteo, Uccelli e uccellini, Che cosa sono le nuvole? His role as actor in Lizzani’s film Il gobbo, his collaboration as scriptwriter with Fellini and Bolognini will also be analyzed. His legacy will be investigated by studying "Appunti per un poema sul terzo mondo," and Franco Cassano's Il pensiero meridiano, Three memorable documentaries and a film made on Pasolini will also be screened to better understand one of the most significant, original and controversial Italian intellectuals.
Subject:
Italian
Department:
Italian
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections

Summer 2009

ITAL6615A-L09 Lecture (Fontanella)