Friday, July 12, 2013

The Divine Comedy of Thomas Merton - 2010 development pitch

I'm coming around to this idea of the Merton movie.  This is a development pitch that was made in 2010 before the script was written.  I love the way they have portrayed Merton's relationship with Abbot Fox.


The Divine Comedy of Thomas Merton - Development Pitch 2010 from Knitted Heart on Vimeo.

2 comments:

  1. So much of Merton remains with me after decades of struggle with religion. It helps knowing he himself never stopped struggling, or at least coping. I like him best when he's talking about the monastery barn.

    ~ Frank

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  2. I know what you mean, Frank, about Merton being what is left after trudging through all the "religion". I'm curious about the monastery barn. With all my Merton reading, I don't remember much about the barn. I do remember James Finley talking about how Merton told him to pay more attention to the pigs than to his spiritual status.

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