Wise Blood

Wise Blood ★★★★

So a good film adaptation of Flannery O'Connor's novel is possible.

This is one of my favorite books and as good as the film is, it still doesn't quite capture the horror of it. I'm still not sure if my reading is correct. O'Connor was criticizing Protestants? (she was a Catholic in the Bible Belt), or is Hazel supposed to be a model of faith? Considering how zealous he is about church without Christ, maybe the flock is supposed to be that way too. I don't know. There's a grim humor here. Not quite as potent as O'Connor's, but still good nonetheless.