Murder in the Cathedral (IMPORT)
Murder in the Cathedral (IMPORT)
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Recounting the love-hate relationship between 12th century British monarch Henry ll and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, the film is unique in its use of mainly non-professional actors to tell the story of Becket's temptations before he was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. This rarely-seen film features Eliot s voice as well as music by the internationally renowned composer Làszló Lajtha. Also included in this specially-curated edition are three of Hoellering's richly evocative short films. George Hoellering---UK---1951---115 mins

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  | JohnH#1

I read this play ages ago. I was impressed until the knights gave their mea culpa. Their language was contemporary and commonplace, nothing like the lofty language I'd read until then. Now that I've seen Murder in the cathedral staged the knights' intrusion seemed less jarring and the justification for their deed made more sense. Murder in the cathedral is a play that demands that the viewer pay rapt attention, a play, that in my opinion, is better read than seen.

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