A letter from Pier Paolo Pasolini
Via San Filippo Martire, 51
Rome, 6 Oct 1959
following our agreement, it results as follows:
I hereby grant you the reduction rights pertaining to my novel "Una vita violenta" (A violent life) amounting 1,500,000 liras, here follow the relevant conditions:
I) The film direction is only yours.
II) Were you to review the following rights to a higher amount, you are supposed to be owing me the difference.
III) I will take part in the screenwriting, which will amount to no less than 2,000,000 liras.
IV) Were you not to undersign the agreements concerning the production of the film within three months of the below signature, you will owe me back the amount of money deriving from the hereby rights of reduction, so that I will become the only owner, only after I will have given money back to you. I would be very grateful to you if you could send me a copy of the hereby document to show you have accepted.
Pier Paolo Pasolini