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Horror in the hills...,
This review is from: The Name of the Rose [DVD]  (DVD)This film is one of those that stands out to me as Connery at his best ... and also not Connery. Typically in his films he's a dominant, hero, who charges forth to save the day. In Name of the Rose he's reserved, humble and most importantly he's not Connery. Although a mystery this film handles human nature, explores the role of the church in developing (Or in this case not developeing) the western world, examines sexuality and by and large is a wonderful piece of cinema.
With todays films being manufactured to carefully examined research on what viewers want, it's these older films that were crafted for love of story and picture that stand out for me. Name of the Rose is superbly shot, with breathtaking accuracy. One feels cold, isolated, muddy, and in a different world. Christian Slatter makes his film debut as the novice and to my mind really shows us that he is one hot actor.
All in all Name of the Rose is one for the collection, to be watched and appreciated as a solid piece of film making.
I highly recommend it.