- Author(s): Anne-Marie Paquet-Deyris
- When: 2015-07
- Where: Mise Au Point, Cahiers de l’Afeccav
Literally framing “Hazel the desperate believer” (Tarantino, 15) in Wise Blood, John Huston inscribes on screen with surprising restraint O’Connor’s Gothic South of religious hysteria. His documentary-like but also paranoid capture retains the same strange and humorous quality as that of the Catholic author of the source novel. How then is it captured on screen by a self-proclaimed non-believer ? And which kind of strange unenlightened prophets and con men does the filmic narrative bring to the fore ?