The director turned to Giovanni Testori, Thomas Mann, Dostoevsky, and Arthur Miller for inspiration, achieving a truly epic sweep for this story of a mother and her grown sons who head north from Lucania in search of work and new lives. He showed the people who work there and live next to the highway. The film however is not a negative dissertation of greed and materialism. In , he along with five other priests founded the International Association of Exorcists. Alan Pascuzzi, a world renowned sculptor and art historian from Florence. Jour Economistes Organiseront Deuxi? Friedkin had been directing opera in Italy in recent years and was given the Puccini Prize in Lucca.