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The Name of the Rose
They believed in God, but traded with the Devil
The Franciscan friar William of Baskerville and his young apprentice investigate a series of mysterious deaths in a medieval abbey.
'A film? They're making a film from The Name of the Rose? They must be mad. There's quite a number of layers in this wonderful book that it's doomed to fail.' That's what i said when someone told me Jean-Jacques Annaud was filming The Name of the Rose. Poor, young, dumb me. I stood corrected after the first scene and I liked every second of it. Hell, it should have been a longer film.
Jean-Jacques Annaud did a great job with Umberto Eco's book, one of the best books I reads in the 1980's ('till now, actually..). My grandmother bought it for me when I was 15, on March 3rd, 1984. I was sucked into medieval and clergy Europe before…
I'm stumped by this bizarre detective story set in an Italian monastery in the year 1327. The acting, the casting, the pacing, it's all way off, and yet it never dips below enjoyable. From the very first few moments you know you're in for good time, and that does indeed turn out to be the case. That sex scene, however, has left me a little scarred.
The name of the rose is a bleak, eerie and atmospheric film. Every character, every room has an odour of something dark and dangerous. The original book was always going to be difficult to film but I don’t think it could have been done any better as there is a real sense of lurking dread in what is meant to be a holy place but in actuality is anything but. Some may feel that Sean Connery is not the most suitable actor for this type of film but I find his quiet, calming approach to solving the mystery nicely sets him apart from the other characters that seem almost freakish in comparison.
Special mention must go to Ron Perlman who is quite brilliant as Salvatore the hunchback.
I’m not sure how history remembers this film, for me it’s an entertaining and nicely made film that carries such an uneasy and foreboding atmosphere.
I hadn't seen this movie since its release in 1986 until I accidentally bumped into it in my collection and immediately decided it was time for a re-watch.
Umberto Eco wrote two books which left a great impact on me, The Name of the Rose and Foucault's pendulum. The latter has nver been translated to the big screen, at least to my knowledge, but The name of the Rose did, and it was brought to the big screen with an impressive cast; Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Michael Lonsdale and Ron Perlman.
The Name of the Rose is best described as Sherlock Holmes in the middle ages. It is an excellent murder mystery which centers ultimately, not on the whodunit, but…
Another film my History teacher chose to show the class.
The Name of the Rose is an atmospheric tale of gothic mystery about the evil that was undeniably present in the church in medieval Europe, and about the strict lifestyle people lived back then, which forbad and hid knowledge and was filled with punishment.
I loved the setting, I thought it was very accurate and artistic.
Sean Connery, as always, gave a performance of quality, and I also thought Christian Slater was good (he got all the girls of my class screaming for him).
Even though the film had a slow pace, it succeeded in gaining the attention of the audience and keep them engaged in the story, which had an interesting ending.
An excellent hidden little gem of entertainment.
My review -- this film is now on DVD and it has a profit margin of roughly $59 million. [Unbiased advice] this film contains a very strong foundation of religious beliefs and visual scenes that may be distressing for some viewers at home and just based on that reason I will not be putting up a film clip.] The storyline/contents we meet this duo of monks as they are sent in to what I can only describe as this archaic castle to solve some mysterious deaths, but to see what happens and if there was a crime or not you will have to watch this film to find out? The tempo for this 125 minute film begins really solidly and…
Se nota el paso del tiempo, pero sigue siendo puro entretenimiento.
I didn't choose this.
A decent adaption of The Name of the Rose, a long, dense and philosophical novel about history and religion, and, by the way, a great mystery. The film focuses on the mystery plot and most of the religious controversies get lost. But, the film is enjoyable, beautiful to look at, and well acted.
For an adaptation of an Umberto Eco novel about semiotics and medieval studies, this film moves very much like a Middle Ages Sherlock Holmes story, possibly with more pulp to it. Almost all about Sean Connery giving fantastic line readings to lines which deserve them. Nicely aggregates thematical resonance as it moves, interweaving a past enemy and a theological debate with the murder mystery to build a nice little tale about knowledge v. faith v. actually caring about people. Resolves in a very unsatisfactory fashion, mostly because Annaud seems unable to convey emotion with action yet is burdened with an action-filled finale. Worth a watch, but eh.
YOU'RE THE MONK NOW, DOG!
I always avoided this because my uncle recommended it to me and he's kind of a snot. He should have just said "Sean Connery as Sherlock Holmes solving murders in a 13th century abbey" and I would have been all over it.
An intellectually nonconformist monk investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.
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