#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 1327. After a mysterious death in a Benedictine Abbey, the monks are convinced that the apocalypse is coming. With the Abbey to play host to a council on the Franciscan’s Order’s belief that the Church should rid itself of wealth, William of Baskerville, a respected Franciscan friar, is asked to assist in determining the cause of the untimely death. Alas, more deaths occur as the investigation draws closer to uncovering the secret the Abbey wants hidden, and there is finally no stopping the Holy Inquisition from taking an active hand in the process. William and his young novice must race against time to prove the innocence of the unjustly accused and avoid the wrath of Holy Inquisitor Bernardo Gui.
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Bookish or Boorish?
The Name of the Rose is directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and based on the novel of the same name written by Umberto Eco. It stars Sean Connery, Christian Slater, F. Murray Abraham, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin & Michael Lonsdale. Music is scored by James Horner and cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.
Sean does Sherlock the Monk.
It’s one of those film’s that I just can’t get into, three times I have tried but it’s now consigned to the recycle bin, never to be unearthed again. I see there is great artistry there, it’s very literate and the mystery element is strong, but it saps my strength to the very last. Connery is miscast because he plays it as nudge nudge wink wink detective fare, and film strains too hard to be some intellectual medieval musing on inquisitional power, berserker religion and the search for truth. Now I like gloomy moods, especially when part of some Gothic architecture, but even with the delightful weirdness of this monastery and the even weirder haircuts, I find it hard to sit still, such is the haphazard directing of the plot. In all honesty, the makers really would have been better off just making another Sherlock Holmes movie and setting it in a monastery. Now that would be fun…
This wants to be a paean to Arthur Conan Doyle, a brain teaser and an observation on some tricky subjects, but the mix doesn’t work, sadly, for me anyway. Because I don’t like it doesn’t mean it’s a bad film, clearly it is loved by many and has things of value to a discerning viewer. But to me, no, leaves me cold and frustrated. 5/10
At first I was like “Hah, this is some kind of Sherlock Holmes but a priest thing!”, and then I was like “Oh, this **is** some kind of Sherlock Holmes but a priest thing!”
_Final rating:★★★ – I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._
The Novel Predates the Davinci Code by 20 years
A number of people have commented on the similarity of this film, and the Novel by Umberto Eco, to the DaVinci Code. For those who were not born then, The Name of the Rose was published in 1980, thus predating DaVinci by about 20 or more years. I must admit that I found DaVinci to be a mass market popularization of Eco’s theme, in short a “rip off”. Still, it may be the popularity of Brown’s novel which has resulted in Name of the Rose being brought back in a DVD version, and for that I am truly thankful.
For a film which was not favorably reviewed by the critics, it is surprising how many reviewers 20 years later are giving it a 10. Either the film wore well or tastes have changed. I loved the film first time around and was delighted to find it on DVD. Certainly the screenplay had to deviate from the philosophizing of the book. It would have been almost unwatchably “talkie” had it not, and those of us who want to read the sermons/discussions can read the book. The film stands on it’s own.
The most ominous feeling for me, living in the religious and politically free thinking 21st century, was the realization that the church had such a grip on every aspect of life and thinking in the middle ages, and that any perceived repudiation of accepted Church dogma was deemed heresy and punishable by torture and a horrible death. That one group of people should wield such power, and the length they would go to to hold on to that power is truly frightening. The rigid class structure where the nobility and church owned the land which the peasants worked, and supported those above them while being kept down by those above, was very well conveyed in the film. Life was short and hard, health was poor and the plague could return at any time, carrying off those who had not been carried off by the incessant wars. Not a pleasant age to live. The period of the film is set just prior to the reformation. It is hardly surprising that the teachings of the various religious orders began to be questioned.
Fabulous adaptation of a classic novel
I am totally thrilled, enthralled and immersed by and into this excellent film! That was a real feast of an eye to watch it for the first time, but even after numerous takes it never fails to thrill and attract and marvel. This is a great film, and Sean Connery, Christian Slater and others made a great job. The sepia-dark color scheme of the film adds it to a general obscure atmosphere of that time. The Middle Ages are often misunderstood or mistreated in media, but this book and this film made it real palpable and real. You can smell the sweat of those fat monks, the blood of those slain pigs in the kitchen, the smell of old books in a hidden library, the smell of terrible autodafe fires outside… This is a real masterwork and deserves and very high praise!
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Jean-Jacques Annaud
Writer Umberto Eco (novel), Andrew Birkin (screenplay), Gérard Brach (screenplay), Howard Franklin (screenplay), Alain Godard (screenplay)
Actors Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin
Country West Germany, Italy, France
Awards Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 15 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Cristaldi Film
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Bavaria Kopierwerk GmbH, München, West Germany, Technicolor S.p.a., Roma, Italy
Film Length 3,535 m (Sweden), 3,592 m (West Germany)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)