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  • Primarily a writer in his conceptions, Pasolini doesn’t always translate well. Even without any fluency in Italian, I’m inclined to blame part of the stiffness of Pigpen on the unhappy English subtitler, who lets Wiazemsky say of her fiancé, Puby Jannings, “His reformism is clean, his morale strong,” and allows a poetic refrain of Julien to come across like a parodic, disco version of Look Homeward, Angel: “A fallen leaf…a creaking door…a grunt.” But part of the blame can be placed on Pasolini, too...