long stoy short he initially was said to have been killed by gay guy (a hustler, I think would be translation) in a fight over Pasolini's pass at him. There were suspects over him being just one of the accomplices (or a bait) present on the crime scene, something that was then denied after the first grade of his trial (in Italy there are 3 grades).
The second grade confirmed there were other people. He served 9 years but ony recently after 30 years in 2005 he said he didn't kill him and there were other people linked to the extreme right-wing political scene at the time, the people mentioned were dead by then.
Further evidences have linked Pasolini's death to political figures, in particular an important business man linked to a masonic lodge and the tell goes on and on.
To date it's still unkown who were Pasolini's murderers.
Oh right, it sounds pretty complex. On various message boards people seem to have passionate opinions on the guy. As I said, I don't know much about this guy, so I'm not sure whether it's about his films or for political reasons. Contextually, people seem to either side with him on both fronts or despise him.
All I know is...I don't like Salo
have you seen Kill list?
Nope, I will get it downloaded. I still haven't seen that film I downloaded a few nights ago. I normally watch films at night and I've been quite tired.
Never seen Arlington Road, but I've heard good things and like both the leads.
My favorite thrillers are from the seventies; that decade did paranoia really well. Some that I'd recommend: The French Connection, Marathon Man, All the President's Men and The Day of the Jackal. As for 'realization moment' films, The Usual Suspects is famous for its reveal (has some great performances too). The Sixth Sense also, although it's not really a thriller. More of a low-key horror/drama.
I really like Arlington Road, it's easy to follow, not too complex but still tense and therefore fast paced. Good shit.
I've heard a lot about The French Connection (I've just looked it up again and it's rated X, wasn't aware of that) and Marathon Man. Never bothered to watch them, as I said, I normally watch films at night when I am quite tired and these seem like the type you need to follow properly. I'll have all of these films watched by the end of the year. I am going to have Deliverance watched tonight.
I like both The Sixth Sense and The Usual Suspects. Great ending in the latter. My favourite character was Kobayashi. Pretty eerie sort of guy.