Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Last Scene: PRIEST

6 comments:

Todd Mason said...

PRIEST a rather better film than THE LOVE BOAT (either version) was as a tv series...

(Though the FANTASY ISLAND revival was pretty good...and ?therefore? shortlived.)

pattinase (abbott) said...

Makes me cry.

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, this is one I've not seen, Patti. Interesting choice.

John said...

I had big problems with this movie. But Linus Roache was amazing nonetheless.

A much better film about the sacrifices men make in their emotional lives in order to live the life of a priest is addressed more eloquently in THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND, an Australian film based on Thomas Kennealy's novel. (Not to be confused with a documentary with the same name about Amish teens who go on their furloughs into the "real world".)

pattinase (abbott) said...

I'll look for that one, John.

John said...

Oops! Need to correct a big memory lapse on my part. The writer Thomas Keneally only acted in the movie. THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND was written by the film's director Australian Fred Schepisi.