Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Possible St. Edmund Campion Movie?

Fr. Finigan at The Hermeneutic of Continuity is calling on Mel Gibson to "make a brilliant film about St Edmund Campion":
... More than one person has suggested to me in the past that it would be a great thing if Mel Gibson were to make a film about the life of St Edmund Campion. This was always a good idea; after the new Elizabeth film, it is a must.

So the campaign starts here. Someone reading this blog must know someone who knows Mel Gibson. 1. Encourage him to read Evelyn Waugh's stirring account of St Edmund Campion (if indeed he has not already read it); 2. Challenge him to find a good reason not to make a thrilling, spectacular and emotionally-charged blockbuster movie about the Saint which would inspire anyone with an open mind; 3. Emphasise that this will counter the black legend, whig history propaganda of "Elizabeth. The Golden Age".

Fellow bloggers: I don't often make blatant requests of this sort so I hope you will excuse me on this occasion. If you agree with this idea, please post something about it. Let's get the word out and...
(emphasis in original)

My Comments:
Apparently, Fr. Finigan's idea is already a reality:
Fr. Dwight Longenecker said...
Mr Gibson's production company has been working on an Edmund Campion film for a couple of years now.
11/15/2007 3:16 AM

Paulinus said...
I have it from a priest chum who has discussed it with friends of Mel Gibson - this is an active, ongoing project with Austalian funding pledged. Watch this space
11/15/2007 12:29 PM

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Steven Greydanus Reviews "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" and Hates It

Forty Martyrs of England and Wales - 25 October (Formerly Commemorated 4 May)

Today Is The Feast Day of St. Edmund Campion, Martyr (1 December)

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At 11/18/2007 5:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Poland the buzz is that Gibson is in talks to make a movie about Jan Sobieski and the battle of Vienna 1683


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