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Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922–1975)


Pier Paolo Pasolini achieved fame and notoriety long before he entered the film industry. A published poet at 19, he had already written numerous novels and essays before his first screenplay in 1954. His first film Accattone (1961) was based on his own novel and its violent depiction of the life of a pimp in the slums of Rome caused a sensation. ... See full bio »

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 1997 Le bassin de J.W. (text "Descriptions de descriptions")
 1996 Il pratone del casilino (novel "Petrolio")
 1995 Complicity (story)
 1981 Calderon (play "Calderon")
 1981 Mulheres... Mulheres (story "Morire d'Amore")
 1975 Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (written by)
 1973 Bawdy Tales (writer)
 1972 The Canterbury Tales (screenplay)
 1971 The Decameron
 1970 Ostia (story and screenplay)
 1969 Medea (written by)
 1969 Porcile (writer)
 1969 Love and Anger (screenplay - segment "La sequenza del fiore di carta")
 1968 Teorema (screenplay)
 1968 Capriccio all'italiana (segment "Che cosa sono le nuvole?")
 1967 Oedipus Rex (written by)
 1967 Requiescant (uncredited)
 1967 The Witches (segment "Terra vista dalla luna, La")
 1966 The Hawks and the Sparrows (screenplay) / (story)
 1963 Ro.Go.Pa.G. (segment "La ricotta")
 1962 Violent Life (novel)
 1962 The Grim Reaper (screenplay) / (story)
 1962 Mamma Roma
 1961 Milano nera
 1961 Accattone (screenplay) / (story)
 1960 Il carro armato dell'8 settembre (screenplay)
 1960 It Happened in '43 (screenplay)
 1960 Bell' Antonio (screenplay)
 1960 La Dolce Vita (uncredited)
 1959 Death of a Friend (story)
 1959 The Big Night (novel "Ragazzi di vita") / (screenplay)
 1958 Giovani mariti (writer)
 1957 Marisa (screenplay) / (story)
 1957 The Nights of Cabiria (screenplay)
 1955 Il prigioniero della montagna (as Paul Pasolini)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Poems: "La meglio gioventù" See more »

Publicity Listings:

15 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 11 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

P.P. Pasolini | Paul Pasolini | Pierpaolo Pasolini

Height:

5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I think that consumerism manipulates and violates bodies neither more nor less than Nazism. See more »

Trivia:

Buried at the cemetery of Casarsa. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Franco Citti and Ninetto Davoli See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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