The body of the actor : notes on the relationship between the body and acting in Pasolini's cinema

  • Agnese Grieco's paper 'The Body of the Actor: Notes on the Relationship Between the Body and Acting in Pasolini's Cinema' deals with the specific physiognomy of the actor within Pasolini's 'cinema of poetry'. It argues that Pasolini's films allow the spectator to experience directly a complex and polyvalent reality beyond the traditional idea of 'representation'. As a fragment of that reality, actors quote and present themselves beyond and through their interpretations of a role. Instead of conceiving of the actor as a 'professional of fiction', Pasolini employs a variety of actors who are able fully to convey their own anthropological history. It is particularly the body of the actor, Grieco concludes, that becomes a door opening towards a deeper reality. For instance, the figure of Ninetto Davoli can push us back towards Greek antiquity, and the codified art of the comedian Totò or the iconic fixity of Maria Callas can interact with the African faces of the possible interpreters of an African Oresteia.

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Author:Agnese Grieco
Parent Title (English):The scandal of self-contradiction : Pasolini's multistable subjectivities, geographies, traditions ; Cultural Inquiry ; 6
Publisher:Turia + Kant
Place of publication:Wien
Editor:Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, Christoph F. E. Holzhey
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2019/12/16
Year of first Publication:2012
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/12/20
Tag:Acting; Classical antiquity; Greek myths; Motion pictures
GND Keyword:Pasolini, Pier Paolo; Film; Totò; Callas, Maria; Schauspielkunst; Körper
Page Number:19
First Page:85
Last Page:103
Dewey Decimal Classification:7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 79 Sport, Spiele, Unterhaltung / 791 Öffentliche Darbietungen, Film, Rundfunk
8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
Sammlung Musik, Theater, Film / Literatur zum Film
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / ICI Berlin
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen