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This is in the time of the Inquisition and their ruthless rule over the land is an omnipresent fear. It is these monks who are steadily dying off and William faces the powerful blind faith of the abby as proof of devilish deeds as he struggles to instruct Adso of the science. Connery is well cast, playing against type and his heavy, dour approach fits with precision-like molding to the role of a man warmed by his faith but suffocated by the its misuse around him.
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It must be hard enough as an actor filming your first ever sex scene, but imagine what it's like when you only recently lost your virginity. That's what it was like for Christian Slater when he was a year-old filming the film 'The Name of the Rose'. But luckily he had Sean Connery to bring his extensive Bond experience to the table and give him some advice.
The movie The Name of the Rose directed by Jean-Jacques Arnaud offers a moderately historically accurate tale of murder, sex, torture, politics, religion, and, perhaps surprisingly for a thriller, a plot centered on a book in ancient Greek. The events in the book are fabricated. Perhaps no true medieval monk was as wise as William of Baskerville played by Sean Connery or as pretty as the very young Christian Slater.
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Umberto Eco. The novel, with its labyrinthine plot, deep philosophical discussions, and medieval setting, seemed an unlikely candidate for worldwide success. Yet bythe book had sold more than nine million copies and had never been out of print.
It was, however, a smash hit in Europe, and most of the rest of the world, and garnered many awards in Europe. It is a European sort of film. The pace is leisurely, the tone is dark, the locations perfect, and the story is complex, and is not spoon fed to the viewer.