Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Italian cinema and clergy hat: strong visuals count...


This is one of the most touching scenes in motion picture history. It comes from the film Roma Citta' Aperta (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome,_Open_City).
In this scene the pastor embraces the dead lady in the street just after the Nazis shot her in front of her little son, an altar server. The boy runs to his dead mother - in cassock and surplice - and grieves over her fallen body.

1 comment:

Joe Frances said...

Touching scene. How many times in recent memory has the movie industry made stunning and stupid mistakes with clerical garb! In one recent film a very fussy German priest-character wears his biretta the wrong way! He looked truly idiotic, and wore it that way for an entire scene.