[Marxism] Bellocchio Versus the Barbarians » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Apr 23 09:08:11 MDT 2014

One of the Left's Greatest Film Directors
Bellocchio Versus the Barbarians

 From April sixteenth to May seventh, the Museum of Modern Art is 
presenting a retrospective of the work of Italian director Marco 
Bellocchio, one of the great film directors of the Italian left. As with 
Bertolucci, Pasolini, Visconti and Pontecorvo, Bellocchio’s films are 
intensely political as well as artistic triumphs. Born in 1939, 
Bellochio, a friend of Pasolini, joined the Maoist Union of Italian 
Communists (Marxist–Leninist) in 1968, a sect whose newspaper bore the 
title popular in those circles: “Serve the People”. His motto would 
ultimately be “Serve the Audience”.


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