Shadows from the Western Wall
(16mm, 1974, 12:18 minutes)
Filmed in Rome, "The Eternal City," and in rural Maine. The sculptured heads are mostly
anonymous relics from the past that live on to confront us. A voice says "Just a man".
A second voice says "An ancient race, only at the point of dying," and the first voice
replies, "I know." The 16mm film dates from 1974. I write these brief notations for
digital streaming in the spring of 2020. So be it ...
You will hear excerpts from liturgical music by early Italian composers as well as from
Morricone's great soundtracks for The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
and Once Upon A Time In The West.
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