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Title:
The gospel according to St. Matthew
Author:
Pasolini, Pier Paolo, 1922-1975.
Uniform Title:
Vangelo secondo Matteo (Motion picture). English.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Chatsworth, Ca.] : Water Bearer Films, c c2003.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The film, which won a Special Jury Prize at the 1964 Venice Film Festival, is different from other cinematic depictions of the life of Christ in that there is no screenplay per se. Pasolini limited himself to the account by Matthew: only words written by the Saint are employed; no additional dialogue was written and only scenes described by Matthew are shown. Pasolini used no professional actors (his mother plays the older Mary) and he dedicated his film "to the dear familiar memory of John XXIII."
General Note:
Videodisc release of a 1964 motion picture.

Italian with English subtitles; letterbox format.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
Italian
Title Subject:
UPC:
759259140400
Format :
DVD

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Relating his facts in straight-on documentary fashion, Pier Paolo Pasolini's 1964 Biblical film stars Enrique Irazoqui as Jesus. In it, Christ and his followers are depicted as gentle radicals working against the grain of the unjust Roman power structure. Typically offbeat Pasolini touches include having Satan disguise himself as a Catholic priest and the casting of the director's own mother as the Virgin Mary. The music is selected from a variety of sources, from Bach to American spirituals. Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo was released in the U.S. as The Gospel According to St. Matthew -- much to the discomfort of Pasolini, who didn't want Matthew designated as a saint. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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