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LA RABBIA - THE RAGE by PASOLINI
The National Gallery of Art
LA RABBIA - THE RAGE
By director Pierpaolo PASOLINI
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2012 @ 3:30 PM
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The FILM-DOCUMENTARY: LA RABBIA - THE RAGE
(1963, Italian with English subtitles, 84 minutes)
A segment from ''La Rabbia" - Pasolini's poetic obituary to Marilyn Monroe.
This 1963 feature essay — a collage like compilation of moments in recent history caught on newsreels, including the revolution in Cuba, workers at a Fiat plant, floods in Europe, even the death of Marilyn Monroe — was stripped of its radical undertone when producer Gastone Ferrante added a section featuring conservative ideologue Giovanni Guareschi. In 2008, 45 years after its release (and 30 years after the filmmaker's death), Giuseppe Bertolucci recaptured his friend's original purpose by reconstructing a new version from Pasolini's notes and original dialogue transcript. (Film Restoration from Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna)
ABOUT Pier Paolo PASOLINI
Film director /screenwriter Pier Paolo PASOLINI (1922–1975)
A poet, philosopher, painter, intellectual, novelist, populist, Communist, Christian…
Pier Paolo PASOLINI was born in Bologna, traditionally one of the most leftist of Italian cities and became a believer in communism. He was the son of a lieutenant of the Italian Army, Carlo Alberto, who had become famous for saving Benito Mussolini's life during Anteo Zamboni's assassination attempt. Pasolini began writing poems at the age of seven, inspired by the natural beauty of Casarsa near Bologna where he went to live. He attended the University of Bologna discovering new themes such as philology and aesthetics of figurative arts. After moving to Rome in 1957, he collaborated on Federico Fellini's film Le notti di Cabiria, writing dialogue for the Roman dialect parts. In 1960, he made his debut as an actor in Il gobbo (The hunchback) and in 1961 made his first film as director and screenwriter with Accattone set in Rome's marginal quarters which aroused controversy and scandal, just like many other of his movies that followed.
A radical poet, philosopher, painter, intellectual, novelist, Christian, Communist, pornographer, populist, artist, and filmmaker - would have been 90 years old this year. Controversial during his lifetime for his dissident views on Italian politics and contemporary culture, he is now recognized as a visionary, a creative thinker whose writings continue to influence European writers, politicians, and intellectuals.