The Name of the Rose (1986)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

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  • Christian Slater and Ron Perlman in The Name of the Rose (1986)
  • Sean Connery in The Name of the Rose (1986)
  • Sean Connery and Christian Slater in The Name of the Rose (1986)
  • The Name of the Rose (1986)
  • Sean Connery and Christian Slater in The Name of the Rose (1986)
  • Christian Slater in The Name of the Rose (1986)

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10 April 2007 | ozthegreatat42330
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| The Name of The Rose is a superb film but requires thinking.
A murder mystery set in a monastery in the late middle ages, at a time when the Franciscan order and the Holy Inquisition were at odds, mostly over the extravagances of the Papacy, is a dark and moody film, which matches the period of the story well. Once again Sean Connery takes a difficult role and makes it uniquely his. Fifteen year old Christian Slater is seen in his breakout role. But the real star of the film is the library of the monastery, a labyrinthine building that is many floors high and created with stairways that seem to always lead away from where you want to go. I found the book, frankly tedious. Umberto Eco writes in a style that is very pedantic at times, and just plain confusing at others. But the story translated well to the screen, but you must be willing to exhaust a little brain sweat to get anything out of the story. Be well rested before you watch this one.

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