Tag: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Enrique Irazoqui on set in The Gospel according to St Matthew

The Gospel According to St. Matthew

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     9 August   SS Firmus and Rusticus Today in the Christian calendar is the feast day of Saints Firmus and Rusticus. They were two gentlemen of Verona who were martyred by the Emperor Maximian for

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One of many torture scenes from Salo, 120 Days of Sodom

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 November     James Pratt and John Smith executed for sodomy, 1835 On this day in 1835, the last two men to be publicly executed for buggery in England were hanged outside Newgate Prison

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Pasolini's Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights

      Pasolini’s beautiful, erotically charged Arabian Nights took Cannes by storm in 1974 but all these years later it’s an almost forgotten film and the director seems to have fallen even further out of favour than fellow Italians Visconti, Fellini or Antonioni. Perhaps he’s gone so far out

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