28 Dec

Comizi d’amore: Ignorance, Intolerance and Conformism among the Bourgeoisie Compared to the Subproletariat, di Caroline Travalia


I. Introduction
Of Pasolini’s more than twenty contributions to Italian cinema, including full-length features, documentaries and episodes in collective works, his 1964 production
Comizi d’amore (‘Love Meetings’) is not among the most well-known. The ninety-eight minute film inchiesta, whose working title was Cento paia di buoi (‘A hundred pairs of oxen’), offers an invaluable glimpse into the attitudes held by Italians towards sex, still considered a taboo during the economic boom of the 1960s.
Over the years, most authors have celebrated Pasolini’s subtle yet insistent approach as interviewer in Comizi, as ...continua a leggere