Sex, the Self, and the Sacred: Women in the Cinema of Pier Paolo Pasolini (BOK)

Colleen Ryan-Scheutz

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Born in Bologna in 1922, filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini was one of the most controversial European intellectuals of his time. Pasolini believed the 'authentic' Italy - with its many languages and subcultures, its ancient roots and idiosyncrasies - to be disappearing before his eyes, and he used his films to denounce the social and ideological forces he felt were responsible for this detrimental change. Rather than campaign with overtly political films, however, Pasolini vested ideological impetus in key film characters, many of whom were women. Drawing upon Italy's distinct socio-cultural history as well as feminist and psychoanalytic approaches to film, Colleen Ryan-Scheutz explores the ways in which Pasolini's representations of women reveal his concerns about purity in modern Italian society. Ryan-Scheutz demonstrates how Pasolini used his female figures onscreen to critique the ruling class from a decisively different perspective and propose a range of alternatives to the increasingly sterile and capitalistic world of Italy and the West. Providing a new critical approach to Pasolini studies, Sex, the Self, and the Sacred brings psychoanalytic and feminist theories to bear on the auteur's lifelong poetics and theoretical writings on cinema.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Colleen Ryan-Scheutz
Forlag
INGRAM INTERNATIONAL INC
ISBN 9780802092854
Antall sider 336 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 630 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Gender studies: women, Film theory & criticism, Individual film directors, film-makers