Moviedrome Presents: Wise Blood BBFC Rating 12A

15 June 2017 20:00 » 15 June 2017 20:15

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Alex Cox Said: "The performances are all larger than life: particularly noteworthy are Ned Beatty, in the role of Hoover Shoates, and Harry Dean Stanton as Asa Hawks, two sinister phoney evangelists."

Originally broadcast on 26th July, 1992 at 10:40pm.

Set in the Deep South during the postwar era, Brad Dourif is an aimless veteran who decides to become a Bible-thumping preacher (for a questionable concern called “The Church Without Christ”) principally because he hasn’t anything better lined up. Director John Huston himself appears as Dourif’s grandfather. Adapted from the one-of-a-kind novel by Flannery O’Connor.

Ned Beatty was the multinational media mogul in Network, and played the lead in Hear My Song, a film which will never appear on Moviedrome. Harry Dean Stanton has had a long and respectable career playing small parts in Hollywood movies and larger roles in weirdo peripheral movies such as Paris, Texas, Wild at Heart and Repo Man. Wise Blood has a very strange, dark quality, rarely found in modern English-language films.

Southern Gothic at its most vivid and grotesque. With its magnificent central performance from Brad Dourif, this is an unlikely late period triumph from John Huston.

Moviedrome Presents Wise Blood