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    Looking at film interpretations of the stories in the Bible - past, present and future, as well as current film releases with spiritual significance, and a few bits and pieces on the Bible.

    Thursday, September 23, 2010

    The Times Interview with Irazoqui

    As is probably fairly obvious, I'm studying Matthew's gospel at the moment so apologies to any regular readers who don't have much interest in that.

    Anyway, I just came across a 2004 article from The Times (London) about Enrique Irazoqui, about his experiences playing Jesus in Pasolini's version of Matthew, Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo. It tells a few interesting stories and it's interesting, if not surprising, how much Pasolini's attitude to his Jesus actor contrasts with that of other Jesus film directors, DeMille in particular.

    There's also a bit more on Irazoqui's life after the film here, including a number of links.

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    • At 11:30 am, September 24, 2010, Blogger Kevin C. Neece said…

      Ah, thanks for this! I'm always interested in background information and documentation on "Il Vangelo". And I'm not bothered by your focus on Matthew one bit! I love Matthew and these two films, so this is actually quite a treat! :)


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