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Film 'The Way' on tonight in uk!


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Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" camino
Porto to SdC May 2019
#6
Been there, got the tee-shirt, walked the walk ;)

Actually I've got it on DVD and like to watch the Castillano version with sub-titles. Can't understand why they gave Tom such a deep, gruff voice and and Jack a high, piping one.
 

Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
#8
I will be taping it I think - then i can force recalcitrant neo-pilgrims to watch it!o_O
What do you have in mind? Persuading them to walk the Caminos too? Or would it be aversion therapy like in "A Clockwork Orange"? Must confess that it would be the second one for me. I much preferred the original Judy Garland version.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances SJPP to SdC Oct/Nov 2015
Frances Burgos toSdC March/April 2016
W. Highland Way August 2016
Camino Somewhere September 2017
#9
The Hero's Journey, described so well by Joseph Campbell, was well replicated by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz.

Every solitary walker's journey is a push out, a striking out, and resistance to apathy, inertia, the horizontal. For some, the distance walk is resistance to depression.

For some, it is a God Walk. Others, a means to "walk it off," whatever it may be.

The movie The Way is a journey movie. For those of us who love a good journey, it's one of those classics. I don't feel derision to it. Rather, I view it sentimentally. Getting on YouTube and viewing everyone's travel movies is pretty great too, as well as looking at all the amazing photos here on Ivar's site.

Buen Camino!
 

hecate105

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2009 Portuguese 2009 Estellas, 2014 Aurelia, 2016 St Davids, 2017 Via Augusta/V dl P
#10
neo - new...
Yes, well known in my family for sitting them down to watch a pilgrim film whether they want to or not... Or telling my nieces to go on a Camino instead of a 'gap year experience'.
It can work tho' - two Americans were hoodwinked into thinking they were merely going on a rural Spanish cycling trip - now they have the Camino bug!!!:cool:
We also met a girl on the ferry to Spain who was a bit dithery about where to go - so we sent her to get a credencial...
All joking apart - going on a Camino/pilgrimage can seriously change your life and outlook. In mainland Europe they still send felons on pilgrimage (we met one) and on our last journey we met a kid on care who was cycling a Camino with her social worker - it could be a really good experience...
I really wish someone had chucked me a rucksack when i was an 'off the rails' kid....
Perhaps we should start a Camino Charity for troublesome teens/ex cons/lost souls...:)
I still haven't met anyone who has not learned something from the process - and most people end up with a dangerous addiction...:rolleyes:
 

Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
#11
I still haven't met anyone who has not learned something from the process - and most people end up with a dangerous addiction...:rolleyes:
Can't disagree with that! Walked my first camino 27 years ago and I am still at it - two Spanish caminos this year so far with a Welsh pilgrim way thrown in just to keep the feet busy :) And I keep changing my mind about the next one. "The Way" is entertaining enough and it is fun spotting familiar places but I just do not find it the deeply moving spiritual experience which so many of its fans rave about. Too mawkishly sentimental for my taste.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Too many caminos to list in the permitted 100 characters!!
#13
What do you have in mind? Persuading them to walk the Caminos too? Or would it be aversion therapy like in "A Clockwork Orange"? Must confess that it would be the second one for me. I much preferred the original Judy Garland version.
I didn't realise Judy Garland had walked the camino. Great news ;)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#14
I didn't realise Judy Garland had walked the camino. Great news ;)
All the characters in "The Way" are based on the characters of "The Wizard of Oz". So Tom (in "The Way") is playing Judy Garland’s role in "The Wizard of Oz". But you knew that didn’t you ;):p?
Jill
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
Alone.
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CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
with my wife Pat.
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CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
together again :-)
#16
Might just have to put the DVD on again tonight.
Though I think it's starting to wear out :oops:
 
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
#17
Can't disagree with that! Walked my first camino 27 years ago and I am still at it - two Spanish caminos this year so far with a Welsh pilgrim way thrown in just to keep the feet busy :) And I keep changing my mind about the next one. "The Way" is entertaining enough and it is fun spotting familiar places but I just do not find it the deeply moving spiritual experience which so many of its fans rave about. Too mawkishly sentimental for my taste.
Cheers Bradypus ..I learned a new word " mawkish ".:)
 
S

Satírico

Guest
#18
I feel like every upload of The Way is a different cut of the movie. The trailer has images I don't remember from any of them. Saint Jacques...La Mecque is still my favourite camino-centred movie, and an honourable mention for The Way Back (2010) if only for Ed Harris' blue steel gaze.
 

hecate105

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2009 Portuguese 2009 Estellas, 2014 Aurelia, 2016 St Davids, 2017 Via Augusta/V dl P
#21
Too mawkishly sentimental for my taste.
I agree - but still better than nothing...!
And i have never seen Saint Jacques...La Mecque - will look out for it...
Walking the Camino - 6 Ways was good too...
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
#22
I agree - but still better than nothing...!
And i have never seen Saint Jacques...La Mecque - will look out for it...
Walking the Camino - 6 Ways was good too...
Saint-Jacques La Mecque is delightful in the road-film tradition. It follows a truly mixed group of pilgrims on a guided camino from Le Puy en Velay to Saint Jacques de Compostela. Included are two adult French brothers and a sister who hate each other yet who must walk together in order to receive their inheritance. As well two young French-born Arab boys also are on the camino believing mistakenly that it leads to Mecca. The scenery is great and the situations amusing. Any viewer who has been a pilgrim will recognize the depicted traits both good and bad of fellow pilgrims. Happily after all is said and done the final shot might be titled "...all you need is love!".
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
#24
Amazon sells the DVD
of Saint Jacques La Mecque in French with English subtitles as well as the original book by Coline Serreau in French.
 

julia-t

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2015-17
Kumano Kodo March 2018
Camino Portuguese Valenca-SdC April 2018
#25
I bought a copy of Saint Jacques la Mecque from amazon uk. It is a French film, yes, but the copy I have been sent has no subtitles. None at all.
And unfortunately my French is not good enough to make it worth watching.
Does anyone want a copy without subtitles?
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#26
Can't disagree with that! Walked my first camino 27 years ago and I am still at it - two Spanish caminos this year so far with a Welsh pilgrim way thrown in just to keep the feet busy :) And I keep changing my mind about the next one. "The Way" is entertaining enough and it is fun spotting familiar places but I just do not find it the deeply moving spiritual experience which so many of its fans rave about. Too mawkishly sentimental for my taste.
Try this one:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0429052/?ref_=nv_sr_1
I think it's much better, more serious but also very funny at moments. It was watching this movie when I've heard about Camino for the first time.

EDIT: Oh, I see I was very late with posting this ;)
 

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