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« on: February 19, 2011, 03:40:32 PM »

I saw the exorcism film 'The Rite' on Friday.

While I liked the movie in many ways, it was cheesy in the end. Hopkins carried the film, and he was worth watching. The rest of the actors we not as good as Hopkins by any means and were a let down.

In any case, the movie made me think that there is a lot of Roman Catholic imagery in films and little or nothing from Orthodoxy, on any topic basically.

Does anyone know of a similar film that has Orthodox views or images as a main theme?
What about other films on spiritual matters that are not as Catholic/Western?


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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 03:52:01 PM »

I know of Solaris, Andrei Rublev, Ostrov, etc.

More loolsey, Deer Hunter, and Bram Stoker's Dracula kind of fall into this.

Any others, in particular horror films?

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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 05:26:23 PM »

Big fat greek wedding...  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011, 05:59:49 PM »

I think Bram Stoker did quite well with the imagery.

Solaris? Have to look this one up.

I cannot think of anything else at the moment, but can anyone answer this question about the original exorcist, its been a while.

The original priest, I am sure he was from a Greek background. I know Greeks can be Catholic, but doubt he would be in the majority, in that time anyway.  Not sure why they did this.

Anyway cannot wait so see The Rite.
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