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Old 06-24-2010, 07:13 AM   #66
Pavlos
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I rewatched The Wicker Man for the first time in a long while the other week; the 1973 original, not horse-face's remake. Strikes me that the issue with the Hollywood version is that they seemed to take this deeply flawed yet immensely brilliant (not to mention disturbing) film as being what it always says in synopses: a horror film. It isn't. It's about what we consider to be normal, and what people are prepared to do for their faith, be it Puritan Presbyterianism or a reconstructed 'Old Religion'.

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He's not cursing in that final scene, it's divine invocation. He's calling for help.


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