Posts Tagged ‘Anthony McCarten’

Netflix spent $5 Million on a replica Sistine Chapel then destroyed it

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Netflix spent US$5 million to construct a replica of the Sistine Chapel for the movie The Two Popes.  Immediately after the shooting, that majestic set was destroyed. The film’s writer, Anthony McCarten, described its destruction as a “crime.” Read more

The Two Popes: a mixed bag theologically and politically, with bravura performances

Monday, December 9th, 2019
The Two Popes

Netflix’s The Two Popes may be best described, borrowing a turn of phrase from Fredric Jameson, as “nostalgia for the present”. Biopic and historical dramas are traditionally reserved for people who are dead, so I felt suspicious about watching a movie about two popes who are alive. It feels premature and slightly reminiscent of Barack Read more

The “High Sparrow” takes on the role of Pope Francis

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

A New Zealand-born novelist, filmmaker and playwright Anthony McCartin has written a play examining the unusual situation in which there are two living Popes. In a soon-to-be-made Netflix movie version of the play, Jonathan Pryce, who played the role of the High Sparrow in season 6 of The Game of Thrones, will play the part Read more