A late Lent bibliography

posted by Mike on March 28th, 2010

I’m just now getting into the spiritual and intellectual work I associate with Lent. Barring some quick epiphanies, this work will stretch into the Easter season.

Here are some of the things I’m planning to read and watch. No real curriculum here, just what’s on one man’s shelf.

If anything else comes in handy I’ll add comments or maybe a second post. Probably 2001 (my favorite movie) and Breaking the Waves (my favorite religious film, though not for everybody–I freaked out a friend yesterday just explaining the plot) will find their way onto my screen.

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  1. On March 28, 2010 at 08:46 Marc said:

    I liked the soundtrack of “Last Temptation” and I thought Bowie made a pretty good Pontius Pilate. It’s long and there’s some interesting twists and turns – DaFoe is a neurotic Jesus and Keitel is a badass Judas.

    Jim Forest has a fascinating interview on his blog about an Orthodox priest who converted after seeing Pasolini’s Jesus if you haven’t read it yet it’s here:


    Hume was pretty close to the Buddhists as I recall, with his theory about consciousness, ness pah?

  2. On March 29, 2010 at 09:28 Nicole said:

    Oh, I would have totally signed a petition against “Last Temptation” — for wasting two perfectly good hours that I’ll never be able to get back. I found it really annoying (not in a theological way, though I don’t really agree with the worldview of the movie) — the acting was lousy, I didn’t think the cinematography was all that swift, though I do recall really liking the female chin tattoos later on in the movie. (But perhaps my prejudice against anything that features Harvey Keitel affects my perspective on the movie…) I’d be interested to hear your take on it.

    The only film of Pasolini I’ve seen is Oedipus Rex, which I loved, and I’ve been meaning to watch more of his films, so this might be that push…

  3. On March 31, 2010 at 18:43 Adam Villani said:

    “Gospel According to Matthew” would make a great double feature with “Flowers of St. Francis.”

  4. On April 11, 2010 at 13:59 David Maciewski said:

    Thanks for posting “I Wish I Saw Tom Lewis Last Night.” And to Matt Fox. Fitting tribute

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