Under the Covers #631-634: TRILOGY OF LIFE (dir. Paolo Pasolini) 1971-1974
“If you know that I am an unbeliever, then you know me better than I do myself. I may be an unbeliever, but I am an unbeliever who has a nostalgia for a belief.” - Pasolini
is this the most beautiful thing that Criterion has ever made? that’s not a rhetorical question, but i’m convinced that it’s in the running (personally, i think it’s the prettiest package they’ve released since Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters). the ribald playfulness of Pasolini’s trilogy is intricately brought to life across this stunning set, which overflows with detail in much the same way as these films, uh… overflow with detail — sex, stories and sexy stories spilling out from every frame. art stretches across the top of the box and deep along its interior flaps, the wild typeface capturing the lusty chaos that drives these stories forward. picking just a handful of pics to represent this thing was a nerd nightmare… spare yourself the hassle and get one of your own that you can drool over forever and ever.