Archive footage of the filming in Pienza

This rare archive footage shows Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey in their dressing rooms.  Towards the end, it shows Zeffirelli rehearsing the group of young revellers in daylight entering the Piazza Pio II  from the Corso Il Rossellino (Scene 16 p.44 of the shooting script), with the people of Pienza looking on.



Screenshots of Scene 16:  “Various streets and Cathedral Square.  Exterior Night”, starting with an aerial shot of the revellers entering the Piazza from the Via Del Casello (whereas in the daytime rehearsal, the revellers entered the Piazza from the Corso Rossellino – the change allowing for a better camera angle in the final shooting of Scene 16).

Scene 16 (1)Scene 16 (2)