Here are some thoughts about the screenplay “of God and Country” that I urge you to read.
It’s about the most decorated Chaplain in World War II. Chaplains carry no weapons.
A true story is told by him on his deathbed, as he recounts many of his adventures and experiences, painting the picture of life - of life’s meaning and why it is important.
We see him growing up in rural Canada being frustrated with those limits - then off to New York in the 20’s - acting on Broadway toured the nation ending up in San Francisco where he faced a number of life-altering events. He went to the Santa Barbara Mission became a priest .
Then the world was threatened by authoritarianism - hmmm . . . sound familial? He is compelled to do his part and he joins the military. Off to the big war in Europe.
This Biopic has war scenes reminding us of “Saving Private Ryan” and “Hacksaw Ridge”.
So, after these heroic events he was rewarded with a Pentagon position, a posh and quiet job, he thinks, especially compared to what he’d been through . . . not so fast. The Cold War - - - A different War - - -
In DC he hears a confession that deeply concerned him. This confession would haunt him until his death, throwing him into a universe of espionage. This fallows him throughout his life with an astonishing array of events and causing a veil of suspicion surrounding his death.
The antagonist is Fate - God - A victim of circumstances ?
All comes straight at the priest in many forms.
Like the films “Amadeus” or “Patton”, it’s about his life and the conflicts that surround him.
An inspirational and intriguing saga.
A war hero’s long journey, Again - based on a true story . . .
I do hope this inspires you to read and consider this screenplay
. . . of God and Country.
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