PASOLINI’S FINEST FILM: “THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW”

PASOLINI'S GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), was an Italian film-maker, writer, and poet. Part intellectual, part peasant; part Marxist, part broken-hearted Catholic, as a youth, he sold his novels and poetry on the streets of Rome. He knew that power always tends to the right. He was gay without making a campaign out of it. He was […]

FAREWELL MY LOVELY: NOIR NOVELIST RAYMOND CHANDLER

LADY IN THE LAKE CHANDLER

Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) created the character of hard-boiled L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe. His novels, among them The Big Sleep (1939), Farewell, My Lovely (1940), and The Lady in the Lake (1943), are widely considered masterpieces of noir crime fiction. Marlowe knows the feel, the smell, the pulse, the dirty corners and the unconfessed sins […]