Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic ... See full summary »
US Army war veteran Hazel Motes may not be a believing Christian, somehow observations like the state of a run-down country church, meeting the ridiculous frauds on the streets and memories inspire him to take up, after initially fierce refusal, the part of a traveling preacher when a cab driver insists he looks like one in his new hat. He starts his own new Church of Truth, without the crucified Jesus, his first disciple being an 18-year old simpleton with a 'prophetic gift'... Written by
Sabbath's bra strap goes from down to up between shots. See more »
[repeated line, about his rusted-out, disintegrating car]
This is a good car, Mister! This car can take me anywhere I wanna go!
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Director John Huston is credited in all the titles as "Jhon Huston". Producer Michael Fitzgerald later explained that, wanting to have a child-like look to the credits, they had an actual child write the names. The child misspelled Huston's first name, but they liked it and kept it, as a metaphor for the artificial, off-kilter tone of the story. See more »
Is it a road movie or is a critique of religion - just what is it ?well you have to view a a very bizarre movie with a very bizarre and well acted k lead. to find out There are brilliant performances from the leads and most of the cast It starts out with a demobilised soldier who finds everything has changed at home ( including his parents have died)after journeying home; with nothing to keep him in his home town this , intense and bellicose , young man journeys around the south finding salesmen masquerading as men of the religion and people willing falling in with this charade- hazel motes decides t create his own religion one of truth and fact and one without Jesus. But hazel motes has his own daemons which manifest itself in dreams about sex and masochism he goes from putting stones ins his boots ( a child hood thing ) to barbed wire around his torso and blinding himself. He is asexual but not homosexual and deeply disturbed.
Watch it ,as you know religion can do these things to a mind- albeit a delicate mind .
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