February 26, 2009
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!