Friday, November 16, 2007

The Man Who Would Be King

The Younger Son had seen this 1975 movie numerous times but the rest of us had not, so he chose it for tonight. The Man Who Would Be King starred Michael Caine and Sean Connery and was directed by John Huston, so it had to be good and so it was. The film is based on a Rudyard Kipling short story which can be read online here.
The Son of God goes forth to war,
A kingly crown to gain;
His blood red banner streams afar:
Who follows in His train?
Who best can drink his cup of woe,
Triumphant over pain,
Who patient bears his cross below,
He follows in His train.

Roger Ebert calls the film "swashbuckling adventure, pure and simple, and in the hands of a master." MSN has an overview.

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