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February 26, 2009

for Lent

As Mark mentioned, Scorcese is working on an adaptation of Silence by Shusaku Endo. It's a searing story about Jesuit missionary work in 17th century Japan that I think everyone needs to read before the movie comes out. I was saying as much in a comment on Mark's post when I realized that Lent is starting today and it's a perfect read for this special season of reflection on sin and Christ's sacrifice for us. Below I've listed some more suggestions for movie-related reading and viewing for the next 40 days. This is a very short list in a category that is long on possibilities. Please jump in and share your own suggestions!

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
The Mission (1986)
Les Miserables (1998)
Into Great Silence (2007)

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