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Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972) 1080p YIFY Movie
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972) 1080p
Fratello sole, sorella luna is a movie starring Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, and Leigh Lawson. This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with...
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This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
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Just a few comments to add to the many fine comments already written bypeople who like this movie, as I do.
The DVD is very good overall for its quality of sound and color. Thesubtitles include neither any Latin, nor the lyrics for any of thesongs performed by someone off-screen; but the captions are nearlyperfect, including all the lyrics, and lacking only the Latin. Thefollowing numbers about the shape of the screen are my own bestguesses. The original movie was presented in a 1.66:1 (about 5:3 =15:9) aspect ratio, but the DVD version is made to fit a modern 16:9wide screen (about 1.77:1, though a previous reviewer gives 1.75:1 asthe ratio for the movie). In order to do this, 1/16th (about 7%) of thevertical had to be shaved-off the original movie; some was taken fromthe top, and some from the bottom. This definitely hurts a few of thescenes, but overall people who like this movie should be very happy tohave the DVD.
In the scene just before the meeting with the pope, a former friend ofFrancis chases after him and tries to convince him not to go to Rome.The former friend begins to insult Francis and his way of life. Thisshort speech is excellent writing, as is much of the rest of thescreenplay. It ends with this: "You just saunter out of your house onefine morning and pluck God out of the air, as easily as catching abutterfly. It's all too simple!" This line may not have been nominatedfor the AFI top 100 list this year, but it is one of the finest I'veever heard in a movie. (I don't know whether it is original with thisscreenplay or was borrowed from tradition.)
Some lay-order (Third Order) Franciscans told me that they object tothe role of Francis being done in this movie by a gay actor. Otherpeople object to Francis being portrayed as a flower-child. My ownunderstanding is that indeed there is no reason to think that the realFrancis was gay; and that he was probably not so pretty or so much likea 1960s flower-child as presented in the movie. But I do not agree withthose above-mentioned objections: the movie does a very good job ofdramatizing in a lyrical way the spirit and times of Francis.
BROTHER SUN SISTER MOON
Aspect ratio: 1.75:1
Sound format: Mono
The early life of St. Francis of Assisi (Graham Faulkner), the son of a wealthy merchant who underwent a spiritual conversion following his experiences in the crusades and later renounced his worldly goods before establishing a holy order separate from traditional Church teachings.
Conceived and executed in much the same visual manner as his ultra-popular ROMEO AND JULIET (1968), Franco Zeffirelli's BROTHER SUN SISTER MOON attempts to draw parallels between the work and philosophy of St. Francis and the ideology which underpinned the worldwide hippy movement throughout the 1960's and early 70's. Hence the ragged-but-lyrical cinematography (by Ennio Guarnieri), fractured editing (by Reginald Mills), and the use of contemporary - but strangely timeless - folk songs written and performed by Donovan, all of which conjures the requisite mood of spiritual awakening whilst simultaneously dating the movie quite firmly within its period. Cynics will hate it, while others will embrace Zeffirelli's defiant romanticism. Daringly, Zeffirelli's script (co-written by Suso Cecchi d'Amico and Lina Wertmuller) contrasts Francis' piety and virtue with the bloated pomp of official Church doctrine, weighed down by internal politics and social indifference, though it's difficult to gauge if this represents a veiled attack on Christian orthodoxy or is simply a reflection of Francis' dismissal of outdated customs in favor of a return to Nature.
Lovingly crafted by Lorenzo Mongiardino (art direction) and Danilo Donati (costumes), the movie is toplined by a cast of gifted newcomers and screen veterans, including Judi Bowker (one of the most beautiful actresses of her generation), Leigh Lawson, Kenneth Cranham, Valentina Cortese and Alec Guinness. But the film derives much of its strength from Faulkner as the young, battle-scarred nobleman laid low by his wartime experiences, who emerges from the horrors of conflict with a completely new and spiritual outlook on life. Faulkner was one of a handful of young actors (including FELLINI-SATYRICON's Hiram Keller and LISA AND THE DEVIL's Alessio Orano) who emerged from European cinema in the 1970's, handsome and talented in equal measure, to burn brightly and briefly before disappearing into relative obscurity. Here, Faulkner's intense beauty and fresh-faced innocence are illuminated by Guarnieri's worshipful camera and Zeffirelli's attentive direction, which places him center-stage throughout (there's even a generous, PG-level nude scene halfway through the movie). This was Faulkner's cinematic debut, and while Zeffirelli couldn't have made a better choice for such a crucial role, the director later described him as slightly aloof from his fellow actors, which may explain his subsequent retreat from showbusiness. But here, his grace and dignity are displayed in abundance, and it's hard not to fall in love with him, every time he appears on-screen.
The alternative Italian version (FRATELLO SOLE SORELLA LUNA) runs approximately 14 minutes longer and replaces Donovan's music with a fully orchestral score by Riz Ortolani. In related events, editor Mills produced a 16mm documentary entitled FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI: A FLORENTINE ARTIST (1973), compiled from footage shot during the making of the movie, featuring a lengthy interview with the director himself.