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Also Known As: Died: November 2, 1975
Born: March 5, 1922 Cause of Death: murdered
Birth Place: Bologna, IT Profession: Writer ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Medea (1990) as Director
To win the kingdom his uncle took from his father, Jason must steal the golden fleece from the land of barbarians, where Medea is royalty and a powerful sorceress, where human sacrifice helps crops to grow. Medea sees Jason and swoons, then enlists her brother's aid to take the fleece. She then murders her brother and becomes Jason's lover. Back in Greece, the king keeps the throne, the fleece has no power, and Medea lives an exile's life, respected but feared, abandoned by Jason. When she learns he's to marry the king's daughter, Medea tames her emotions and sends gifts via her sons; then, loss overwhelms her and she unleashes a fire storm on the king, the bride, and Jason.
2.
Mamma Roma (1990) as Director
A streetwalker tries to save her son from a life of crime.
3.
Oedipus Rex (1990) as Director
In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (Oedipus), and brought up by the King and Queen of Corinth as their son. One day an oracle informs Edipo that he is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. Horrified, he flees Corinth and his supposed parents - only to get into a fight and kill an older man on the road...
4.
Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom (1977) as Director
Set in the Nazi-controlled, northern Italian state of Salo in 1944, four dignitaries round up sixteen perfect specimens of youth and take them together with guards, servants and studs to a palace near Marzabotto. In addition, there are four middle-aged women: three of whom recount arousing stories whilst the fourth accompanies on the piano. The story is largely taken up with their recounting the stories of Dante and De Sade: the Circle of Manias, the Circle of Shit and the Circle of Blood. Following this, the youths are executed whilst each libertine takes his turn as voyeur.
5.
Arabian Nights (1974) as Director
In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of the Middle East, the main story concerns an innocent young man who comes to fall in love with a slave who selected him as her master. After his foolish error causes their separation, he travels in search of her. Various other travelers who recount their own tragic and romantic experiences include stories of a young man who becomes enraptured by a mysterious woman on his wedding day, and a man who is determined to free a woman from a demon.
6.
Dodici dicembre 1972 (1972) as Director
7.
Canterbury Tales, The (1972) as Director
I componenti di un pellegrinaggio a Canterbury raccontano a turno delle novelle. Il giovane Nicola conquista la moglie del ricco legnaiolo Giovanni sfruttando la superstizione di quest'ultimo. Due studenti si vendicano del mugnaio Simkin ladro di farina. Il candido Perkin viene cacciato dal paese e finisce esposto alla gogna. Una vedova di Bath continua a distruggere con la sua insaziabilita' i mariti ereditandone le sostanze. Un ricco ed anziano scapolo si decide a prendere in moglie la giovanissima Maggio, che lo tradisce con un bel ragazzo. E mentre altre avventure si susseguono, uno scrivano (lo stesso Pasolini) continua a prendere nota degli avvenimenti, con fare divertito ed ironizzando sulle umane debolezze.
8.
Decameron, The (1971) as Director
An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio's "Decameron": A young Sicilian is swindled twice, but ends up rich; a man poses as a deaf-mute in a convent of curious nuns; a woman must hide her lover when her husband comes home early; a scoundrel fools a priest on his deathbed; three brothers take revenge on their sister's lover; a young girl sleeps on the roof to meet her boyfriend at night; a group of painters wait for inspiration; a crafty priest attempts to seduce his friend's wife; and two friends make a pact to find out what happen= s after death. Pasolini is up to his old tricks satirizing the Church, and throwing in liberal doses of life and love.
9.
Pigsty (1969) as Director
Two dramatic stories. In an undeterminated past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julius, the young son of a post-war German industrialist, is on the way to lie down with his farm's pigs, because he doesn't like human relationships.
10.
Teorema (1969) as Director
A strange visitor in a wealthy family. He seduces the maid, the son, the mother, the daughter and finally the father before leaving a few days after. After he's gone, none of them can continue living as they did. Who was that visitor ? Could he be God ?
11.
Accattone! (1968) as Director
12.
The Witches (1968) as Dir of "The Earth As Seen From the Moon"
13.
The Witches (1967)
This Dino De Laurentiis production from 1965 is actually an anthology of five different directors' work, each telling their own stories about witches. The five stories are "The Witch Burned Alive," "Civic Sense," "The Earth As Seen From The Moon," "The Girl From Sicily," and "A Night Like Any Other."
14.
The Hawks and the Sparrows (1967) as Director
On an empty road, an old man is walking with his son. They meet a crow that can speak. They are changed into monks and Saint Francois sent them to preach for hawks and sparrows. A reflexion about idealism.
15.
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1966) as Director
Along a rocky, barren coastline, Jesus begins teaching, primarily using parables. He attracts disciples; he's stern, brusque, and demanding. He comes to bring a sword, not peace, he says. He's in a hurry, moving from place to place near the Sea of Galilee, sometimes attracting a multitude, sometimes being driven away. His parables often take on the powers that be, so he and his teachings come to the attention of the Pharisees, the chief priests, and elders. They conspire to have him arrested, beaten, tried, and crucified, just as he prophesied to his followers. After he dies, he appears to his disciples and gives them final instructions.
16.
RoGoPag (1962) as Director ("La Ricotta")
LA RICOTTA Nelle campagne fuori Roma, un regista (Orson Welles) sta girando un film di carattere religioso. Durante le riprese della crocifissione di Cristo, la comparsa Stracci, che interpreta uno dei ladroni, lascia ai propri familiari affamati il cestino fornito dalla produzione e, preso dai morsi della fame, si avventa su una tavola imbandita per le riprese e divora una enorme quantita di ricotta. Mentre F appeso in croce si sente male per l'indigestione di ricotta e muore, proprio come il ladrone del Vangelo.
17.
Accattone! (1961) as Director
A pimp finds his life spiraling out of control in this study of impoverished lives in Italy.

Cast (feature film)

18.
Ashes of Pasolini, The (1993) as Himself
Through the deft assembling of historical footage and rare interviews, Pasolini tells his own story.
19.
Oedipus Rex (1990) as High Priest
In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (Oedipus), and brought up by the King and Queen of Corinth as their son. One day an oracle informs Edipo that he is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. Horrified, he flees Corinth and his supposed parents - only to get into a fight and kill an older man on the road...
21.
Canterbury Tales, The (1972) as Chaucer
I componenti di un pellegrinaggio a Canterbury raccontano a turno delle novelle. Il giovane Nicola conquista la moglie del ricco legnaiolo Giovanni sfruttando la superstizione di quest'ultimo. Due studenti si vendicano del mugnaio Simkin ladro di farina. Il candido Perkin viene cacciato dal paese e finisce esposto alla gogna. Una vedova di Bath continua a distruggere con la sua insaziabilita' i mariti ereditandone le sostanze. Un ricco ed anziano scapolo si decide a prendere in moglie la giovanissima Maggio, che lo tradisce con un bel ragazzo. E mentre altre avventure si susseguono, uno scrivano (lo stesso Pasolini) continua a prendere nota degli avvenimenti, con fare divertito ed ironizzando sulle umane debolezze.
22.
Decameron, The (1971) as Giotto
An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio's "Decameron": A young Sicilian is swindled twice, but ends up rich; a man poses as a deaf-mute in a convent of curious nuns; a woman must hide her lover when her husband comes home early; a scoundrel fools a priest on his deathbed; three brothers take revenge on their sister's lover; a young girl sleeps on the roof to meet her boyfriend at night; a group of painters wait for inspiration; a crafty priest attempts to seduce his friend's wife; and two friends make a pact to find out what happen= s after death. Pasolini is up to his old tricks satirizing the Church, and throwing in liberal doses of life and love.
23.
The Hunchback of Rome (1963) as Er Monco
An updated version of the "Hunchback" legend brought to World War II's fascist Italy, where the title character is a leader in the Resistance Movement, but his rape of the girl he loves, causes him to flee the town and the Nazis to hole up with his fighters in a suburb that he controls.

Writer (feature film)

24.
Medea (1990) as Screenwriter
To win the kingdom his uncle took from his father, Jason must steal the golden fleece from the land of barbarians, where Medea is royalty and a powerful sorceress, where human sacrifice helps crops to grow. Medea sees Jason and swoons, then enlists her brother's aid to take the fleece. She then murders her brother and becomes Jason's lover. Back in Greece, the king keeps the throne, the fleece has no power, and Medea lives an exile's life, respected but feared, abandoned by Jason. When she learns he's to marry the king's daughter, Medea tames her emotions and sends gifts via her sons; then, loss overwhelms her and she unleashes a fire storm on the king, the bride, and Jason.
25.
Mamma Roma (1990) as Screenwriter
A streetwalker tries to save her son from a life of crime.
26.
Oedipus Rex (1990) as Screenwriter
In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (Oedipus), and brought up by the King and Queen of Corinth as their son. One day an oracle informs Edipo that he is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. Horrified, he flees Corinth and his supposed parents - only to get into a fight and kill an older man on the road...
27.
Calderon (1983) as Play As Source Material
28.
Calderon (1983) as Screenwriter
29.
Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom (1977) as Screenwriter
Set in the Nazi-controlled, northern Italian state of Salo in 1944, four dignitaries round up sixteen perfect specimens of youth and take them together with guards, servants and studs to a palace near Marzabotto. In addition, there are four middle-aged women: three of whom recount arousing stories whilst the fourth accompanies on the piano. The story is largely taken up with their recounting the stories of Dante and De Sade: the Circle of Manias, the Circle of Shit and the Circle of Blood. Following this, the youths are executed whilst each libertine takes his turn as voyeur.
30.
Bawdy Tales (1974) as Screenwriter
Rome, 1850. In prison, two young men, Bernardino and Mamonne, condemned for murder wait their own death penalty to be executed, and pass their last hours telling each other lust and castration stories (4 flash-blacks). The first story involves a duc and a clergyman castrating themselves, while the lusty duchess and a lusty countrygirl are left alone. The second story is about a Calabrese shepherd who leads his unfaithful wife to eat her lover's testicles, supposing they were from cattle. The third story deals with the castration of a priest by the young man after whom he was lusting. And the last story is about a different sort of menage-a-trois.
31.
Arabian Nights (1974) as Screenwriter
In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of the Middle East, the main story concerns an innocent young man who comes to fall in love with a slave who selected him as her master. After his foolish error causes their separation, he travels in search of her. Various other travelers who recount their own tragic and romantic experiences include stories of a young man who becomes enraptured by a mysterious woman on his wedding day, and a man who is determined to free a woman from a demon.
32.
Canterbury Tales, The (1972) as Screenwriter
I componenti di un pellegrinaggio a Canterbury raccontano a turno delle novelle. Il giovane Nicola conquista la moglie del ricco legnaiolo Giovanni sfruttando la superstizione di quest'ultimo. Due studenti si vendicano del mugnaio Simkin ladro di farina. Il candido Perkin viene cacciato dal paese e finisce esposto alla gogna. Una vedova di Bath continua a distruggere con la sua insaziabilita' i mariti ereditandone le sostanze. Un ricco ed anziano scapolo si decide a prendere in moglie la giovanissima Maggio, che lo tradisce con un bel ragazzo. E mentre altre avventure si susseguono, uno scrivano (lo stesso Pasolini) continua a prendere nota degli avvenimenti, con fare divertito ed ironizzando sulle umane debolezze.
33.
Decameron, The (1971) as Screenwriter
An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio's "Decameron": A young Sicilian is swindled twice, but ends up rich; a man poses as a deaf-mute in a convent of curious nuns; a woman must hide her lover when her husband comes home early; a scoundrel fools a priest on his deathbed; three brothers take revenge on their sister's lover; a young girl sleeps on the roof to meet her boyfriend at night; a group of painters wait for inspiration; a crafty priest attempts to seduce his friend's wife; and two friends make a pact to find out what happen= s after death. Pasolini is up to his old tricks satirizing the Church, and throwing in liberal doses of life and love.
34.
Teorema (1969) as Screenwriter
A strange visitor in a wealthy family. He seduces the maid, the son, the mother, the daughter and finally the father before leaving a few days after. After he's gone, none of them can continue living as they did. Who was that visitor ? Could he be God ?
35.
Pigsty (1969) as Screenwriter
Two dramatic stories. In an undeterminated past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julius, the young son of a post-war German industrialist, is on the way to lie down with his farm's pigs, because he doesn't like human relationships.
36.
Accattone! (1968) as Screenwriter
37.
The Witches (1968) as Scr for "The Earth As Seen From the Moon"
38.
The Hawks and the Sparrows (1967) as Screenwriter
On an empty road, an old man is walking with his son. They meet a crow that can speak. They are changed into monks and Saint Francois sent them to preach for hawks and sparrows. A reflexion about idealism.
39.
Grim Reaper, The (1962) as From Story
The investigation of the murder of a prostitute in Rome is compiled from various points of view.
40.
Grim Reaper, The (1962) as Screenwriter
The investigation of the murder of a prostitute in Rome is compiled from various points of view.
41.
RoGoPag (1962) as Screenwriter
LA RICOTTA Nelle campagne fuori Roma, un regista (Orson Welles) sta girando un film di carattere religioso. Durante le riprese della crocifissione di Cristo, la comparsa Stracci, che interpreta uno dei ladroni, lascia ai propri familiari affamati il cestino fornito dalla produzione e, preso dai morsi della fame, si avventa su una tavola imbandita per le riprese e divora una enorme quantita di ricotta. Mentre F appeso in croce si sente male per l'indigestione di ricotta e muore, proprio come il ladrone del Vangelo.
42.
Bell'Antonio (1962) as Screenwriter
Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the town learns about his trouble they start laughing at him...
43.
La notte brava (1962) as Story-scr
Una notte di due balordi, Scintillone e Ruggero, a cui si aggiunge in seguito un terzo, Bellabella, che dopo un furto vengono a loro volta derubati. Tentano poi di rubare un'apparecchio fotografico da una macchina; sorpresi dal proprietario, Achille, ci fanno amicizia e si recano a casa sua. Qua rubano nuovamente, duecentomila lire, e scappano. Ma litigano per il bottino. Cos8 tra liti, arresti e donne continua la notte finchF all'alba Ruggeretto si ritrova con mille lire e la nausea.
44.
From a Roman Balcony (1961) as Adaptation
When a working-class young man has a child by his neighbor girlfriend, he goes out to find work to support the baby, but only finds misery and hard luck.
45.
Accattone! (1961) as Screenwriter
A pimp finds his life spiraling out of control in this study of impoverished lives in Italy.
46.
From a Roman Balcony (1961) as Screenwriter
When a working-class young man has a child by his neighbor girlfriend, he goes out to find work to support the baby, but only finds misery and hard luck.
47.
That Long Night In 1943 (1960) as Screenwriter
During the last years of World War II, innocent citizens, including a woman and her lover are caught up in Fascist roundups and executions.
48.
Death of a Friend (1959) as From Story
A down and out, petty con man, living with a prostitute, entices his straight-laced friend to live his way of life and the results are tragic.
49.
Woman Of The River (1958) as Screenwriter
When peasant girl Nives (Sophia Loren) is deserted by smuggler Gino Lodi (Rik Battaglia), she betrays him to the police. Police officer Enzo Cinti (Gerard Oury), who loves Nives, traces her to the Po River cane-fields, where she is working as a cutter to support herself and an infant son, and warns her that Gino has escaped from prison and is seeking revenge. She rejects his offer to protect her. Gino finds Nives, mourning the drowning death of their son. He surrenders himself to the police and then walks at Nives' side in the funeral procession.
50.
Young Husbands (1958) as Screenwriter
Several youths in a small Italian town enjoy their last freedoms before getting married.

Music (feature film)

51.
Oedipus Rex (1990) as Music Coordinator
In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (Oedipus), and brought up by the King and Queen of Corinth as their son. One day an oracle informs Edipo that he is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. Horrified, he flees Corinth and his supposed parents - only to get into a fight and kill an older man on the road...
52.
Oedipus Rex (1990) as Original Music
In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (Oedipus), and brought up by the King and Queen of Corinth as their son. One day an oracle informs Edipo that he is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. Horrified, he flees Corinth and his supposed parents - only to get into a fight and kill an older man on the road...
53.
54.
Canterbury Tales, The (1972) as Music Assistance
I componenti di un pellegrinaggio a Canterbury raccontano a turno delle novelle. Il giovane Nicola conquista la moglie del ricco legnaiolo Giovanni sfruttando la superstizione di quest'ultimo. Due studenti si vendicano del mugnaio Simkin ladro di farina. Il candido Perkin viene cacciato dal paese e finisce esposto alla gogna. Una vedova di Bath continua a distruggere con la sua insaziabilita' i mariti ereditandone le sostanze. Un ricco ed anziano scapolo si decide a prendere in moglie la giovanissima Maggio, che lo tradisce con un bel ragazzo. E mentre altre avventure si susseguono, uno scrivano (lo stesso Pasolini) continua a prendere nota degli avvenimenti, con fare divertito ed ironizzando sulle umane debolezze.
55.
Decameron, The (1971) as Music
An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio's "Decameron": A young Sicilian is swindled twice, but ends up rich; a man poses as a deaf-mute in a convent of curious nuns; a woman must hide her lover when her husband comes home early; a scoundrel fools a priest on his deathbed; three brothers take revenge on their sister's lover; a young girl sleeps on the roof to meet her boyfriend at night; a group of painters wait for inspiration; a crafty priest attempts to seduce his friend's wife; and two friends make a pact to find out what happen= s after death. Pasolini is up to his old tricks satirizing the Church, and throwing in liberal doses of life and love.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

56.
RoGoPag (1962)
LA RICOTTA Nelle campagne fuori Roma, un regista (Orson Welles) sta girando un film di carattere religioso. Durante le riprese della crocifissione di Cristo, la comparsa Stracci, che interpreta uno dei ladroni, lascia ai propri familiari affamati il cestino fornito dalla produzione e, preso dai morsi della fame, si avventa su una tavola imbandita per le riprese e divora una enorme quantita di ricotta. Mentre F appeso in croce si sente male per l'indigestione di ricotta e muore, proprio come il ladrone del Vangelo.
57.
RoGoPag (1962)
LA RICOTTA Nelle campagne fuori Roma, un regista (Orson Welles) sta girando un film di carattere religioso. Durante le riprese della crocifissione di Cristo, la comparsa Stracci, che interpreta uno dei ladroni, lascia ai propri familiari affamati il cestino fornito dalla produzione e, preso dai morsi della fame, si avventa su una tavola imbandita per le riprese e divora una enorme quantita di ricotta. Mentre F appeso in croce si sente male per l'indigestione di ricotta e muore, proprio come il ladrone del Vangelo.

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