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Old Jan 28, '07, 7:04 am
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Default The name of the rose movie

Has anyone watch it?
Is it a good movie to watch?
I believe the actor is Sean Connery & Christian Slater.
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Old Jan 28, '07, 12:40 pm
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There's a graphic sex scene in it.
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Old Jan 28, '07, 1:45 pm
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I watched this movie some 13 years back [around spring 1994 +/-] I re-call that the book was better [surprise there ] It has adult themes [both the book and the movie. Umberto Ecco [or Eco] I believe was the author.

As I remember, you get the Hollywood [for the life of me I do not know how to spell the city - ??? hope its correct - guess I don't care if it is] shock value and little deep meaning. Its a murder mystery set in a medieval monastery. You get themes of self flagelation etc. The cinematography is dark as in - shot in the dark - if you get my meaning. But I thought the movie was okay. Don't know if you can figure it out without reading the book though. In that way I think it would be like the Hunt for Red October, without the book it is hard to realy understand why the captain defected......
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Default Re: The name of the rose movie

I read the book and saw the movie. The book was much better than the movie. The movie wasn't bad, but from what I remember they left too much ouy.
The book is worth read if you don't mind it being a difficult read.
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Old Jan 29, '07, 9:57 am
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I didn't read the book . But the film brought up some
interesting ideas about Faith and laughter. What place
does laughter have in scripture and in our relation to God.
The shortest verse in scripture is " He wept." In all the
translatons and selecting the Canon of our Faith where is
"He laughed". I'm not being irreverant. I've often struggled
with my Faith because of my perception that most religion
lacks so much Joy. If our goal is to embrace that Presence.
That presence which is Love. Pure. Omnipotent Overwhelming
Love. Why don't I/We experience more Joy in our lives.
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Default Re: The name of the rose movie

It is a good mystery flick. The sex scene is very grafic It could have been toned down but you'ld have to understand the director. He allowed the actress to "have her way" with Slater. It was a planned ad-lib on her part and Slater's mother (he was 16) who was on the set, approved
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To those in doubt, check out the DVD commentary
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Never read the book, watched the movie and liked it. Decent mystery
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The little of it I could stomach looked like warmed-over Agatha Christie tacked onto an "I learned history from romance novels" view of the Middle Ages. Everyone I've talked to about it says it's pretty anti-Catholic.
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The little of it I could stomach looked like warmed-over Agatha Christie tacked onto an "I learned history from romance novels" view of the Middle Ages. Everyone I've talked to about it says it's pretty anti-Catholic.
Umberto Eco, the author of the original book is an atheist with anti-clerical sentiment. He is also a self-professed philosopher specialising in the study of meanings.
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It's a brilliant book, and a so-so movie.

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Umberto Eco, the author of the original book is an atheist with anti-clerical sentiment. He is also a self-professed philosopher specialising in the study of meanings.
His novels are still quite good.
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