Le Pasolini des derniers temps dans le "maintenant" de sa lisibilité

Abstract : Salò (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975) created an image at the same time as it became history, in the sense of Walter Benjamin’s argument that the image is “dialectics at a standstill.” Meaning that the historical image, at a moment when “truth is charged to the bursting point with time,” attains the “now” of its legibility. It could not be understood earlier. The present author views the “now” of the France in which he lives as charged with fascist violence to the point of exploding. He describes this in one page. He then describes the late Pasolini’s use of the concept of “legibility” and his courage in seeking to live out, not despite but against everything, an impossible but real moment. Like him, and in the words of Romeo Castellucci, he hopes, without catharsis, to see “the tragic continue to the point of dissipating.”
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Hervé Joubert-Laurencin. Le Pasolini des derniers temps dans le "maintenant" de sa lisibilité. CiNéMAS, Université de Montréal, 2016, Pasolini, cinéaste civil, 27 (1), pp.77--94. ⟨10.7202/1041109ar⟩. ⟨hal-01650545⟩

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