Tag Archives: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Sunday Streams — MAMMA ROMA

It’s funny how some movies make their way to the screen. Or don’t, as the case may be. Take Pasolini, the 84-minute biopic about notorious Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini; directed by an equally notorious filmmaker, Abel Ferrara and starring Willem … Continue reading

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This week in Film — MAMMA ROMA

Mamma Roma, or: The past you will always have with you. Thirty-three years separated its premiere at the Venice Film Festival and a stateside theatrical release, but now Mamma‘s back and better than ever. CU-Boulder’s International Film Series screens Mamma Roma on 35mm with … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – March 5, 1922

“The passion that had taken the form of a great love for literature and for life gradually stripped itself of the love for literature and turned to what it really was—a passion for life, for reality, for physical, sexual, objectual, … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Saturday, April 20, 2013

“Cinema is identical to life, because each one of us has a virtual and invisible camera which follows us from when we’re born to when we die. In reality cinema is an infinite film sequence-shot. Each individual film interrupts and … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Tuesday, March 5, 2013

“The mark which has dominated all my work is the longing for life, this sense of exclusion, which doesn’t lessen, but augments this love of life.” –Pier Paolo Pasolini

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In Their Words – Sunday, March 3, 2013

“An artist, if he’s unselfish and passionate, is always a living protest. Just to open his mouth is to protest: against conformism, against what is official, public, or national, what everyone else feels comfortable with, so the moment he opens … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Friday, November 9, 2012

“When I make a film I’m always in reality among the trees, and among the people like yourselves. There’s no symbolic or conventional filter between me and reality as there is in literature. The cinema is an explosion of my … Continue reading

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