Hump Day Classic Movie: The Name of the Rose (1986)

This is the film very loosely based on Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose (Il nome della rosa). It stars Sean Connery and a very young Christian Slater and was directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud . The settings and locations are just gorgeous. Not surprising since they were filmed in Italy and West Germany.

Eco's novel was wildly popular in the early 1980s and many contemporary film critics panned this movie for deviating so far from the book. But I think it has weathered well over time and now can stand on its own without suffering constant comparisons to the source material.

Unlike most of my other Hump Day movies, this isn't a happy, funny movie. It's a murder mystery. So expect a body count.

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