The Name of the Rose (1986)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) The Premise: 14th Century Abbey murder-mystery
2) The Rivalry: William of Baskerville vs Bernardo Gui
3) A good ensemble of actors.
4) The labyrinthine library.
5) The conflict between religion and logic.
6) Ron Perlman as the hunchback Salvatore.

 

 

CONS –
1) The unnecessary romantic sub-plot.
2) Rushed climax.

 

 

QUOTE –
“Jorge de Burgos: Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith because without fear of the Devil, there is no more need of God.”