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In this acclaimed adaptation of the first novel by legendary Southern writer Flannery O’Connor, John Huston brings to life a world of vivid, poetic American eccentricity. Brad Dourif, in an impassioned performance, is Hazel Motes, who, fresh out of the army, attempts to open the first Church Without Christ in the small town of Taulkinham. Populated with inspired performances that seem to spring right from O’Connor’s pages, Huston’s Wise Blood is an incisive portrait of spirituality and evangelicalism, as well as a faithful, loving evocation of one writer’s vision.
SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:
• New, restored high-definition digital transfer
• New interviews with actor Brad Dourif, writer Benedict Fitzgerald, and writer-producer Michael Fitzgerald
• Rare archival audio recording of author Flannery O’Connor reading her short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”
• Creativity with Bill Moyers: “John Huston,” a 28-minute television program from 1982 in which the director discusses his life and work
• Theatrical trailer
• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by author Francine Prose
A really strange Southern Gothic movie. Brad Dourif character is really intense. A wild ride for sure!Published 1 month ago by Bohn C. Butler
John Houston's adaptation of Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood is superb. It is as true to the book as is probably possible. Read morePublished 4 months ago by James G. Bruen Jr.
I saw this in connection with a Yale Online Course concerning the best books of the 20th
century. I really didn't want to re-read it. Most enjoyable.
Worth having if only for the recording of Flannery O'Connor. Holy Moly.Published 8 months ago by allison chestnut
Having known some WW-II, Korea and Vietnam war veterans with tremendous anger and rage, I was surprised at how a young Flannery O'Conner could have captured this so well in the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by ElkoJohn