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what happens when the one who dreamt us wakes up and feels ashamed?

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I found a copy of Bergman’s The Shame and watched it last night.  And of course highly recommend it.  It’s about a couple who are artists and trying to avoid a war but it eventually comes to them and changes their lives.  I’ve rarely watched a film that so convincingly and relentlessly takes you right to the human heart.  And on the surface it’s just people moving around and talking while bombs go off in the background.  Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Peter Rudd

March 14, 2009 at 3:33 pm

constantine’s sword

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I just came across this website for a film called Constantine‘s Sword, made by Oren Jakoby from 2007. 


An excerpt from Blog Critics Review:

Where did anyone get the idea that it was all right to kill in the name of God? This question was being asked by director Oren Jacoby while the country was rushing off to war. Meanwhile, author and former priest James Carroll was on his own painful quest to understand how the religion he loved and was a part of could have slaughtered so many people all in the name of God.

Written by Peter Rudd

February 10, 2009 at 1:53 am