Tuesday, November 20, 2007

An interesting idea

Fr. Tim Finigan of The Hermeneutic of Continuity has a very intriguing proposal:

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".
I'm certain there are viewpoints all over the map about Mel Gibson and I'm not intending to side with any of them. This is a very interesting idea indeed, and it may well be that Gibson is the only person in Hollywood who would have both interest in this project and the ability to see it through. I think the good Saint would smile indeed on a project to help those oppressed and persecuted by the wrong-headed on account of their faith.