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In sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through Our Lord Jesus Christ, we Cemetery Prayer 3. O God, this hour revives in us memories of loved ones who are here no more. What happiness we Cemetery Prayer 4. Photos of the two men looking at Leeds locations for the film are shown in Earnshaw's book. For the priest character, Hodges said, "Priests can be so sanctimonious on the screen, and I didn't want a Barry Fitzgerald or a Bing Crosby. I wanted him to be more a working-class priest, a rough diamond. Alan Bates was cast as the villain.
This man in A Prayer for the Dying is so caught up in his own evil that he's lost perspective, though in a very pecular [ sic?
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He won't hurt old ladies, for example, and he takes genuine pride in what he does: death is an art form to him. The film is about conscience, but there's a macabre wit and a heightened sense of style in it. Hodges said he delivered his cut of the film to Goldwyn in March and the company, without consulting him, reedited it and replaced its musical score. A Prayer for the Dying has a mixed reaction. Some liked Rourke's performance. Others put fault in his Irish accent.
Other critics thought Bob Hoskins was miscast in his portrayal of the priest. Hodges tried to take his name off as he felt Sam Goldwyn studio had drastically altered the film. He called it, "a piece of schlock for the American market divested of any kind of poetry or subtlety.
What they have done to the movie makes quite certain the audience will never understand him, either. I got no reply to either one. They said it was too late to take my name off the prints and all the promotional materials. But they had shown the film to others earlier.
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Obviously, they just didn't want to deal with my problems. I was making a small movie that I hoped would make things clearer about what's going on in Northern Ireland. He wanted to turn it into a big commercial extravaganza-type thing. Goldwyn said "I won't say the experience of making the movie was terribly happy, but it's a good picture and he [Rourke] is very good in it. There were rumours that there was going to be a director's cut of the film as Mike Hodges had a critical hit film Croupier.
That release was going to be by MGM.
Both region 1 and 2 have the original theatrical release. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A Prayer for the Dying Theatrical release poster. Los Angeles Times 3 Oct 1. The Globe and Mail16 Mar E. Petersburg Times17 Apr 3D. The Globe and Mail 21 Aug C. Chicago Tribune 9 Nov 8.
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Los Angeles Times 26 Oct Los Angeles Times 17 Aug 1. The Guardian 10 Oct 2. Los Angeles Times 19 May 1. Films directed by Mike Hodges.