Pier Paolo Pasolini
|Born||5 March 1922|
Bologna, Kingdom of Italy
|Died||2 November 1975 (aged 53)|
Ostia, Rome, Italy
|Occupation||Movie director, novelist, poet, intellectual, journalist, linguist, philosopher|
Pier Paolo Pasolini (5 March 1922 – 2 November 1975) was an Italian movie director, poet and writer. Pasolini was born in Bologna and raised in Veneto and Fruili. His poetry was first published when he was 19 years old. He wrote many novels and essays. He wrote his first screenplay in 1954. The first movie he directed was Accattone in 1961. This and many of his other works were controversial during his lifetime. In the years since his death, however, Pasolini has come to be valued by many as a visionary thinker and a major figure in Italian literature and art. Literary critic Harold Bloom considered Pasolini to be a major European poet and a major voice in 20th-century poetry.