The present collection of essays brings into dialogue Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922a1975) and Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945a1982) by comparing their cultural and intellectual legacy. Pasolini and Fassbinder are amongst the last radical filmmakers to have emerged in Europe. Born in Italy and Germany, they inherited a traumatic social and political past which is reflected in their works through a number of similarly articulated and unresolved tensions: high and popular cultures, theatre, literature and cinema, ideology and narration, major and minor codes of expression. The essays in this book examine the uncompromising character of Pasolinias and Fassbinderas films. Constantly oscillating between utopia and nihilism, these works invite us to reconsider subjective and collective questions which from todayas perspective seem lost forever.In my essay I shall therefore examine how the two filmmakers attempted to reword realism in a problematic and open form and in so doing challenged the concept of reality itself. I shall explore the idea of cinematic fiction as a way to criticallyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Pasolini, Fassbinder and Europe|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2010-08-11|