Sunday, January 16, 2011

ON MOVIES ~ Roles Of Reverence...

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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!
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13 comments:

Chris said...

i have only 1 pick for today

check it out at http://www.chrischronicles.com/monday-movie-meme-roles-of-reverence/

The Gal Herself said...

What a great topic! I love that you included priests from such opposite ends of the spectrum of Cardinal Glick and Father Barry.

After I wrote my post, I thought of Susan Sarandon's Sister Helen in Dead Man Walking. An amazing portrayal of an inspiring real-life activist for love and redemption, she's closer to the spirit of Dr. King than the choice I wrote about. (Though not as powerful and important as Dead Man Walking, my choice makes me happy -- and to borrow from Paul McCartney, "what's wrong with that?")

Sandy Nawrot said...

I love your inpsired choice of On the Waterfront!!!! I did have fun with this one, and could have written a book about each of my choices. But I am off for a round of (rainy) golf.

http://sandynawrot.blogspot.com/2011/01/monday-movie-meme-roles-of-reverence.html

Susan said...

One that came a little too close to the preachers of my childhood (minus the philandering) was "Apostle" with Robert Duvall. I was only able to watch it once, even though it's considered to be one of his best.

Lindsey said...

Great picks, Bumbles! Memorable and sustaining films and characters! My choices are HERE.

kaye said...

Ever since reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" last year I've wanted to see the movie. I've seen the others excluding the Karl Malden film. I'll have to check it out. I like Karl Malden. Have a nice holiday. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

hmsgofita said...

Great picks for this one. Here are mine: http://gofita.blogspot.com/2011/01/monday-movie-meme-religious-roles.html

boliyou said...

So many to choose!

Mine are here:
http://www.endomental.com/2011/01/monday-movie-meme.html

Amy said...

Fun topic! You have some great movies listed...Dogma, On the Waterfront and To Kill a Mockingbird...great ones!

Mine are finally posted!
Amy's Movies

Enjoy!

Kwizgiver said...

Great question!

Here's my answer:

what if this is as good as it gets?: monday movie meme

Forgetfulone said...

Great pics! My favorite from your list is To Kill a Mockingbird. We watched it again the other day. Such a great movie! (the book, of course, was great, too)

Julie said...

My vote would be split between Tim Curry's Cardinal Richelieu (Three Musketeers), Robert DeNiro's Father Bobby (Sleepers), and Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt.

Marie said...

Here's mine: http://mariesmovies.blogspot.com/2011/01/monday-movies-illness-in-movies.html
My first time participating! Thanks for doing this!