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In 1962 Pier Paolo Pasolini received a suspended sentence for his allegedly blasphemous contribution to the portmanteau film Rogopag, a brilliant sketch satirising biblical movies. Two years later the gay, Marxist atheist showed the world how a life of Christ should be made, and it is a magnificent achievement, far superior to Scorsese's or Gibson's films.

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In 1962 Pier Paolo Pasolini received a suspended sentence for his allegedly blasphemous
contribution to the portmanteau film Rogopag, a brilliant sketch satirising biblical movies. Two years
later the gay, Marxist atheist showed the world how a life of Christ should be made, and it is a
magnificent achievement, far…

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Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Gospel
According to St Matthew


Thursday 2 November 2000
The Guardian

Films about the Christian God are not exactly my cup of tea, being either maudlin or
boringly dignified, and almost always badly acted. Who can forget Jeffrey Hunter in King
of Kings, who caused the…

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