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. Slater says: "I had just lost my virginity the year before. So to go from doing that to shooting a love scene
Sign In. Edit The Name of the Rose Showing all 54 items. Sir Sean Connery 's career was at such a low point when he read for the role that Columbia Pictures refused to finance this movie when director Jean-Jacques Annaud cast him as William von Baskerville. He allowed her to improvise the scene, but didn't explain to Christian Slater what his co-star would be doing, so as to elicit a more authentic performance from him. According to Ron Perlman , director Jean-Jacques Annaud had purposely not written a lot of the movie's dialogue, in order to more easily secure funding. When they started filming however, he wanted Perlman to talk in all his scenes.
In my imagination, there are two kinds of monks and two kinds of monasteries. The first kind of monastery is a robust community of men who work hard and pray hard and are bronzed by the sun and have a practical sense of humor. They have joined the life of prayer with the life of the hands. The second monastery is a shuttered series of gloomy passages and dank cells where jealous, mean-spirited little men scamper about playing politics. Their prayers are sanctimonious and their nights are long and resentful.
Based on the book of the same title by Umberto Eco , itself a challenging and demanding read, the film adaptation is a dark and heavy work that drips with atmosphere, excels in its realism and is a singularly heartbreaking yet strangely inspiring experience. Creep 2 Review. Sophie Jones Review. Support The Girls Review. The story revolves around William of Baskerville Connery , a wise and intellectually prideful monk known for his deductive reasoning, and one who has questioned the direction and interpretation of the current politically-centered church.