The Sentinel (7-Jan-1977)|
Director: Michael Winner
Writer: Michael Winner
From novel by: Jeffrey Konvitz
Music Composed and Conducted by: Gil Mellé
Producers: Michael Winner; Jeffrey Konvitz
Review by Art (posted on 8-Jan-2008)
I saw this film, The Sentinel, back in the 1970's while I was aboard a submarine in the navy of all places. I'm not kidding.
Anyway, I found it to be what a story of coming to terms with ones own actions in respect to the fact that by being so distraught over her fathers orgy, which she walks in on, she cuts her wrist. And as a result, this qualifies her to replace the nun sitting at the window of the strange house as the one who would guard the entrance to hell.
Of course, she can't see the the relationship between her and the task of being the Sentinel and ponders the setting in which the nun is gazing out the window.
The strangest part of the movie, is when all of these mutant people are encountered when she investigates the premises with her boyfriend, who is also a snappy dresser. Where on earth did they find these people anyway. Her father also pops in and she slices him with a kitchen knife.
The suicidal models' boyfriend is killed when he starts to aggressively intergate the nun and becomes consumed with evil he displays by turning his neck to show her that he is no longer alive, but had a nice bite taken out of his neck.
In the final scene, she has finally become the sentinel, seated at the window as a nun. This is apparently the full circle event from when she first laid eyes upon the figure in the same window in the beginning of the story.
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