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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Peter And Paul"(1981)

    05/19/2013 12:29:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1981 | Robert Day
  • 'The Rite': Exorcism[...]film offers the most realistic, orthodox Hollywood depiction to date

    01/30/2011 3:54:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 38 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 01/28/2011 | STEVEN D. GREYDANUS
    New film offers the most realistic, orthodox Hollywood depiction to date. BY STEVEN D. GREYDANUS | Posted 1/28/11 at 3:01 PM   “There aren’t levitating beds, spinning heads or pea-green soup,” Father Gary Thomas said to me in a recent phone conversation. Father Thomas is the real-life California exorcist whose training experiences with a veteran exorcist in Rome were documented in journalist Matt Baglio’s 2009 book The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist. The new supernatural horror/thriller film The Rite, starring Anthony Hopkins as a veteran exorcist named Father Lucas, is loosely inspired by Father Thomas’ experiences. snip...The Rite,...
  • Exorcist praises new movie 'The Rite' for showing power of faith

    01/22/2011 12:44:51 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    cna ^ | January 22, 2010 | Marianne Medlin
    San Francisco, Calif., Jan 22, 2011 / 08:04 am (CNA).- Father Gary Thomas, whose real life experience as an exorcist-in-training is chronicled in the highly anticipated movie The Rite, praised the film for its positive portrayal of the Church and for its witness to the power of faith. The movie, starring Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and newcomer Colin ODonoghue, is loosely based on Fr. Thomas' experience traveling to Rome and studying under an Italian exorcist in 2005.Set to hit screens on Jan 28., The Rite follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (ODonoghue), who is sent to study exorcism at...
  • Shadowing an Exorcist

    12/16/2010 10:55:36 AM PST · by mgstarr · 12 replies · 3+ views ^ | 12/16/10 | TRISH BAILEY DE ARCEO
    A movie starring Anthony Hopkins explores exorcism. The man who wrote the book behind the film talks about what chasing the devil really entails. Matt Baglios curiosity was piqued. An exorcism course at a Vatican-affiliated university in Rome? It was an unusual topic. As an American journalist living in the Eternal City, he thought it might make for an interesting article; as a non-practicing Catholic at the time, he approached it with some skepticism. Taught by exorcists and experts in theology, satanic cults, criminology and psychology, the course he took challenged many of his assumptions. But what really intrigued him...
  • Hopkins Hits Out at Hollywood {You will love this!)

    03/07/2006 6:28:34 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 121 replies · 3,303+ views
    This is London ^ | 3/07/2006 | Staff Writers
    Movie legend Sir Anthony Hopkins has criticised film bosses for making "condescending" films "Audiences aren't so mindless as movie-makers think", he told the Radio Times magazine. The Hollywood star's latest film, The World's Fastest Indian, is a true story about a New Zealander motorcyclist who broke the land speed record. Sir Anthony said of the movie: "No sex or violence, and that's refreshing. "I'm also tired of the camera moving all over the place, with car chases so cut and edited you don't know what's happening. "It's condescending. Audiences aren't so mindless as movie-makers think." He added: "If you look...
  • Hopkins lashes out at Hollywood ("insanity," "self-importance," "condescending")

    03/06/2006 4:33:28 PM PST · by doug from upland · 57 replies · 2,021+ views
    Hopkins lashes out at Hollywood Veteran actor Sir Anthony Hopkins has attacked Hollywood for its "insanity", "self-importance" and "condescending" attitude to the movie-going public. "I'm also tired of the camera moving all over the place, with car chases so cut and edited you don't know what's happening," he told the Radio Times. "Audiences aren't so mindless as movie-makers think," he continued. But the 68-year-old, now a US citizen, said he had no plans to return to the stage, calling it "monotonous". "I admire actors who can do it, and I'm sure they have a great life, but I can't stay...