Film

Waugh Turned Upside-Down

Brideshead Revisited is the most dishonest film I have seen for a long time. The panning it has received by other critics despite its pretty scenery gives me hope for the state of our culture. I will declare my own religious position first: I am not a Catholic and regard myself as a non-denominational Christian. Having said that, let me turn to the overarching fault of the film: it traduces the intentions of the novel’s author, Evelyn Waugh. Waugh believed faith, specifically Catholicism, apart from offering Eternal Salvation, was the only solution, admittedly sometimes a difficult one, to the agonies…

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