Italy: Arco Films / Lux Compagnie Cinematographique de France, 1964. Vintage photograph of director Pier Paolo Pasolini and crew on the set of his 1964 film, "The Gospel According to St. Matthew," by photographer Angelo Novi. A magnificent shot, capturing the immediacy of the crew (and a philosophically distracted Pasolini) as well as the panorama of the Fosso Castello Waterfalls in Soriano nel Cimino, Italy. In the valley below, near the waterfall, the cast can be seen performing the baptism of Christ. With Angelo Novi's stamp and a press agency stamp on the verso, along with other annotations.
Typically offbeat Pasolini touches included having Satan disguise himself as a Catholic priest, along with 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 US as "The Gospel According to St. Matthew," much to the discomfort of Pasolini, who didn't want Matthew designated as a saint.
8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Near Fine.