Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ave Maria from "Going My Way"

1 comment:

vesper said...

Dear Padre Steve & Hollywood too

As Community Liaison Officer for London on Jordon's film for Hollywood, 'Interview with the Vampire' at St Paul's C of E in Our Lady of the Assumption's poor Deptford SE8, I was partly responsible for getting all the scenes of 666 occult gratuitous violence involving Brad Pitt and the poet Heathcote Williams cut.

I presented the script to Father John Collier of St Lawrence's R.C Church in Sidcup and told him that I believed that the scenes involving Brad Pitt's vampire attack and murder of the priest played by Heathcote Williams on holy ground were so violent that they had deliberately been omitted from the main shoot at rich New Orleans R.C Cathedral and transferred to the poor Baroque backdrop at St Paul's C of E Deptford who couldn't afford to say NO.

All the St Paul's SE8 scenes were cut after Father Collier's subsequent intervention and I seem to recall Dustin Hoffman using our very words 'gratuitous violence' in an SOS film industry campaign response.

If Hollywood would like to remake THE BELLS OF ST MARY'S as a penance
my services are available.


From 666 to 999.
From Alpha to Omega the end of time.
From what was yours to what is mine.
An Evening Star did shine.

If truths suppressed could take to wing.
To Maria Assumpta like birds they'd sing.
No longer numbed by vespine sting.
An Evening Star still shines.

Our Lady of the Rosary pray for us Amen.