Episode #05: The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Buona Pasqua! This is a special Easter edition of Cinema Italiano, with an audio essay on Pier Paolo Pasolini’s The Gospel According to St. Matthew, exploring this excitingly anachronistic tale of Christ with themes and motifs that recur throughout Pasolini’s filmography.

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This episode features the following music excerpts:

  • “Gloria” by Les Troubadours du Roi Baudouin
  • “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” by Odetta

Episode #04: The Flowers of St. Francis

This episode features some news updates (including the Criterion Channel launch) and an audio essay on Roberto Rossellini’s The Flowers of St. Francis, discussing its portrayal of the saint and his ideologies, plus the cultural context in which his story unfolds.

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This episode features this music excerpt:

  • “Intermezzo” by Mascagni