Gideon Bachmann had been on the set almost the entire time during the shooting of Salò, and while there he kept notes in the form of a diary describing Pasolini's activities and their conversations. What follows are random pages from that diary.
Accattone lives as a work of narrow but intense vision—a film about viciousness and criminality that evokes compassion. Its style is neorealist: it was made on locations, not in studios, with nonprofessional performers. Sometimes this method makes merely vernacular films, but it gives Accattone a grainy, gripping authenticity.
The circumstances accompanying the 1977 American release of Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom were almost as unusual as those depicted in this, the final film of Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini. Advance word in Film Comment, Film Quarterly and particularly The Village Voice indicated that Salo features extremes of sadism, violence and scatology then unheard of in a major picture, and the publicity mills were scarcely hampered by the fact that Pasolini himself had been brutally murdered on November 2, 1975 - nearly six months after his film’s completion.
Articolo commemorativo di Nazzareno D’Errico su Pier Paolo Pasolini «cristiano e marxista», apparso nel numero di novembre del 1976 del mensile illustrato «Historia»
Pasolini’s recent death, apparently stemming from an episode that might have figured in one of de Sade’s stories, brings to an end a career that deeply influenced Italian literature (he was also a poet and novelist), linguistic thought, and film.
The conversation took place in 1964 between Pasolini and the students and faculty of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia—the Italian film-school in Rome
Che cosa è la Medea? È la rievocazione mitica, nostalgicamente ricomposta, del tempo della religione, cioè di «un rapporto di tipo religioso con la realtà, cioè considerare la realtà non naturale»
È a New York da dieci giorni, è venuto per il festival cinematografico, vi davano due dei suoi film. Sono proprio curiosa di saper se l’America piace a questo marxista convinto, a questo cristiano arrabbiato, insomma a Pasolini.