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Pasolini, Chaucer and Boccaccio; two medieval texts and their translation to film.


Pasolini, Chaucer and Boccaccio; two medieval texts and their translation to film.

Blandeau, Agnes.

McFarland & Co.


210 pages




Blandeau (Nantes U., France) examines Paolo Pasolini's film depictions of Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, part of his Trilogy of Life from the early 1970s. She offers alternative readings of the films and discusses them in relationship to each other and the last film Il Fiore delle mille e una notte. Her particular interest lies in their aesthetics, semiotics, and use of the human body, viewing it as subversive and not pornographic--as first thought when Il Decameron and I Racconti di Canterbury were released.

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Date:Aug 1, 2006
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