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The Gospel According to St. Matthew (film)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew is a 1964 Italian film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It is
a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection.

The dialogue is primarily taken directly from the Gospel of Matthew,…

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The film was widely touted in Italy, and proved to be one of Pasolini's most popular, both with
critics and the public. Bosley Crowther of the New York Times gave the film a rave review upon its
American release in 1966:
Ever since the Venice Film Festival in 1964, we'd…

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Pasolini's is one of the most effective films on a religious theme I have ever seen,
" perhaps because it was made by a nonbeliever who did not preach, glorify, underline,
sentimentalize or romanticize his famous story, but tried his best to simply record
it...[Jesus'] presence and appearance are unusual…


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