Jonathon FessendenApr 20, 2023
Catholic Movies, Part 2 (with Jonathon Fessenden)
"The Mission" and "A Man for All Seasons"
New Books Network 2023
Jonathon Fessenden and I talk about two movies, Roland Joffé’s The Mission (1986) and Fred Zinneman’s A Man for All Seasons (1966), both written by Robert Bolt, and both about men of Faith facing persecution and a sudden reversal of political fortune. These are themes that we began in our first discussion, Episode 37: Catholic Movies, Pt. 1.
Jonathon Fessenden is a Catholic writer, composer, and teacher of theology. He has written about movies and worked in the industry as a composer, and continues to write music for film.
- Jonathon Fessenden’s articles at Missio Dei.
- The Mission (1986): Trailer, Wikipedia page, and IMDB page.
- A Man for All Seasons (1966): Trailer, Wikipedia page, and IMDB page.
- Jonathon Fessenden’s album, Upon the Water, is here.
- Jonathon Fessenden’s, on Almost Good Catholics, episode 37: Catholic Movies, Pt. 1: Silence and The Scarlet and the Black.
- Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ, on Almost Good Catholics, episode 17: Eternity Now: Talking about Mysticism with the Apostle to the Gangs of LA.