Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I am a force of the Past.. ~ Pier Paolo Pasolini

A Scene played by Orson Welles from the Short Film La Ricotta ('Ricotta Cheese') 
directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini 

(It is a part of Omnibus of Short Films entitled RoGoPaG 
directed by Roberto Rossellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Ugo Gregoretti 
in 1962) 

I am a force of the Past.
My love lies only in tradition.
I come from the ruins, the churches,
the altarpieces, the villages
abandoned in the Appennines or foothills
of the Alps where my brothers once lived.
I wander like a madman down the Tuscolana,
down the Appia like a dog without a master.
Or I see the twilights, the mornings
over Rome, the Ciociaria, the world,
as the first acts of Posthistory
to which I bear witness, for the privilege
of recording them from the outer edge
of some buried age. Monstrous is the man
born of a dead woman’s womb.
And I, a fetus now grown, roam about
more modern than any modern man,
in search of brothers no longer alive.

~ Pier Paolo Pasolini 

(Translated By : Stephen Sartarelli)

Pier Paolo Pasolini