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At 11:41 AM 7/6/95 +0930, Anton Karl Kozlovic wrote:
>On the issue of race and representation one can hardly ignore the
>Biblical/religious film where quite clearly many of the real life
>characters are Jewish and Roman/Italian, yet Hollywood etc. persists in
>portraying these peoples/races/ethnic identities as almost anything else
>other than Jewish, Roman/Italian etc. For example the Swedish,
>Germanic-looking Max von Sydow as Jesus in George Steven's _The Greatest
>Story Ever Told_ (1965), versus the American Jeffery Hunter as Jesus in
>Nicholas Ray's _King of Kings_ (1961), versus the Italian Enrique Irazogui
>as Jesus in Pier Paolo Pasolini's _The Gospel According to (St.) Matthew_
>(1964).
 
 
Anton,
just an observation.
 
Enrique Irazoqui (Pasolini's Jesus) was (is?) spaniard and he spoke italian
with "a bit" of spanish accent.
 
Regards.
 
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