Monday, January 24, 2011

The Black Death Movie

"The Black Death," directed by Christopher Smith, was released in June 2010 in the UK and tells the story of a monk who escapes with his lover from their plague-ravaged home. They stumble upon a village with healthy people who have been unaffected by the disease. According to the synopsis, it seems that the movie deals with some of the themes that we talked about today in class, such as the effect that the plague had on the Church, as well as the consistent attempts to blame groups of people for the outbreak of the disease.

1 comment:

John Latto said...

I'd forgotten about that movie. I wonder whether its on Netflix yet. Anyone seen it? It gets 75% at Rottentomatoes which isn't bad.

Though its title must rank as one of the most off-putting in film history, Black Death isn't as bad as you might fear.