Movie Night: Far From the Madding Crowd
Let’s dive into all this classic movie offers in terms of wonderful film-making, lush scenery, excellent acting and a story that highlights the aim of God in our lives.
Please watch this classic movie (1967 version) on your own on Amazon Prime* before Thursday and we will discuss it in depth on Thursday evening. If you saw it some years ago, it bears watching again from the point of view of Christian spirituality; in particular, pay attention to how the themes of love, nature and time give us ample material for reflection. The scriptural references in the characters’ names are also of interest.
Hope to see you this week!
*There is a small charge to view this movie on Prime.
Far From the Madding Crowd (with Julie Christie, Alan Bates, other stars!) Based on Thomas Hardy’s nineteenth century novel, Bathsheba Everdene is a willful, passionate girl who is never satisfied with anything less than a man’s complete and helpless adoration, and she captures the lives and loves of three very different men: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, who is captivated by her beauty and proposes marriage; William Boldwood, a prosperous man in his early forties, and a confirmed bachelor; and Sergeant Frank Troy, a handsome, reckless swordsman given to sudden fits of violence. (IMDB)