DEREK Jarman studied Caravaggio's painting for clues to his
screenplay. 'The Beheading Of St John', where the weapon is a
knife rather than a sword was, he suggested, "a confessional
relating to the murder. From here I developed the idea he had a
relationship with his victim... It was more likely to have been
a lover's quarrel," while
TECHNOLOGOS CREATIVE CINEMA REELS.
'The Martyrdom Of St Matthew',
Caravaggio's first major commission, has the central nude added
much later, which Jarman supposes was inspired by Caravaggio
discovering Ranuccio. "The key in unifying and identifying the
religious, artistic and sexual sides of his nature," a nature
and a life that Jarman has successfully captured in this
MORAVIA's EULOGY FUNEBRE TO PASOLINI.
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Pasolini 1964)