Saturday, April 4, 2009

True Confessions

I haven't seen this, but it looks quite well-researched (although I'm sure someone will be along to correct me). The fanned-out array of the Sacred Ministers is a bit odd, but I'm guessing it was simply judged to be better staging. And the Canon seems to end in a rather abrupt, Cranmerian place. The film, for those of you who like me weren't aware, is based on the Black Dahlia murders.


Joe S.R. said...

I've seen it several times, and it is pretty well researched,Such as the scene where he's speaking to his brother after mass while taking his vestments off (all vestments included, even the maniple.)
You really should see it.

Anonymous said...

I have seen legit RC SHMasses where the Sacred Ministers
"fan out" - disport themselves as shown in the movie. I think it used to take place in sanctuaries with lots of space precisely to give the Faithful a better visual aperçu of what was happening in the Mass - as the oral cues, remember, would be minimal in terms of anything said or intoned by the Celebrant.

Anonymous said...

The film is brilliant. Though on the surface it may seem to focus on hypocrisy, it is in fact a strong affirmation of the Catholic faith. The ambitious priest played by Di Nero nearly loses his way but, in the end, finds peace and meaning in a way he had never known before. I have seen True Confessions several times. Each time I appreciate it more.