From Mr Alan Pavelin
SIR – Most “best film” polls voted by the public consist almost entirely of recent Hollywood blockbusters. It was refreshing, therefore, to see the list of 100 films voted by Catholic Herald readers, in which about a third were non-Hollywood, and a half were made before 1975.
It was particularly refreshing to see the inclusion of at least five indisputable Christian masterpieces: Into Great Silence, Andrei Rublev, The Diary of a Country Priest, The Passion of Joan of Arc and The Gospel According to St Matthew.
At the risk of courting unpopularity, however, the top-rated film (The Passion of The Christ) is one that I regard as little more than a gratuitous gorefest.
Yours faithfully, ALAN PAVELIN Chislehurst, Kent