Pier Paolo Pasolini

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Pier Paolo Pasolini


This director is mentioned by name in the song You Have Killed Me.
His image was used as a backdrop circa 2006 and 2015.

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Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian: [ˈpjɛr ˈpaːolo pazoˈliːni]; 5 March 1922 – 2 November 1975) was an Italian poet, filmmaker, writer, and intellectual who also distinguished himself as a journalist, novelist, translator, playwright, visual artist and actor. He is considered one of the defining public intellectuals in 20th-century Italy, influential both as an artist and a political figure.A controversial personality due to his straightforward style, Pasolini's legacy remains contentious. Openly gay and a strong advocate for Christian values in his youth, he also became an avowed Marxist shortly after the end of World War II, while voicing strong criticism of petty bourgeoisie values and the emerging consumerism in Italy, juxtaposing socio-political polemics with a critical examination of taboo sexual matters. A prominent protagonist of the Roman cultural scene of the post-war period, he was an established major figure in European literature and cinema. Pasolini's unsolved murder at Ostia in November 1975 prompted an outcry in Italy, and its circumstances continue to be a matter of heated debate. Giuseppe Pelosi, a young hustler confessed to the crime but it became apparent more people were involved in the killing which left Pasolini almost unrecognizable — savagely beaten, repeatedly run over with a car and set on fire. Pelosi was the only one convicted and was sentenced to 9 years jail, charges against "three unknown"s were dropped. As of 2023, a plea to reopen the case has been filed based on DNA analysis and leads linking the murder to the Banda della Magliana, a criminal organisation with ties to right-wing terrorism, as culprits.