MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.
This week's movie topic is all about Religious Figures...
Today in the U.S. we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. in observance of his birthday - a very strong figure for the civil rights movement and humanity in general. He was also a very spiritual man - a Reverend who received his doctorate in theology from my alma matar, Boston University. His speeches took on the nature of a preacher tending his congregation - which is probably why they were so moving. I'm not familiar with any movies based on the life of this amazing man. But spiritual leaders across all religions have been presented to us on the screen in all different lights. Those doing good works, others masquerading as good. Stereotypes, humorous twists and everyday roles. Priests, nuns, preachers, rabbis - you name it, hollywood has cast it. Here are a variety of examples we came up with. Share on your blog movies that feature a religious character role, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
- George Carlin as Cardinal Glick in Dogma (1999)
- Kathy Najimy as Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act (1992)
- Karl Malden as Father Barry in On The Waterfront (1954)
- Bill Walker as Rev. Sykes in To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
- John Lithgow as Rev. Moore in Footloose (1984)