Friday, 17 September 2010

The Pasolini Character

I was on the prowl for my "Faces" project of mine when I happened upon this gent. As a matter of fact it was his snazzy little canvas hat and the way it sat on his head that grabbed my attention first. It was only later that I realised what treasure of a face I'd discovered behind the fruit stalls. It's only natural then that I was immediately deflated upon hearing that I was not indeed the first one discovering this boxer profile but none other than one of the giants of Italian cinema. Pasolini was scouting for cast and locations in London in the early '70s for his Canterbury Tales when he came across this chap and hired him on the spot. The stories he must have to tell his grandchildren!!!!

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