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Dead Man Walking Quotes by Helen Prejean
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Dead Man Walking
After seeing "Dead Man Walking," I paused outside the screening to jot a final line on my notes: "This film ennobles filmmaking. It demonstrates how a movie can confront a grave and controversial issue in our society and see it fairly, from all sides, not take any shortcuts, and move the audience to a great emotional experience without unfair manipulation. What is remarkable is that the film is also all the other things a movie should be: absorbing, surprising, technically superb and worth talking about for a long time afterward. One day she receives a letter from an inmate on Death Row, asking her to visit him. So she visits him. The prison chaplain Scott Wilson doesn't think much of her visit, and briefs her on the ways that prisoners can manipulate outsiders.
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Dead Man Walking is a American crime drama film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn , and co-produced and directed by Tim Robbins , who adapted the screenplay from the non-fiction book of the same name. He is a prisoner on death row in Louisiana , and she visits him as his spiritual adviser after having corresponded with him. Matthew Poncelet has been in prison for six years, awaiting execution after being convicted and sentenced to death for killing a teenage couple. Poncelet, held in the Louisiana State Penitentiary , committed the crimes with a man named Carl Vitello, who was sentenced to life imprisonment. As the day of his execution comes closer, Poncelet asks Sister Helen, with whom he has corresponded, to help him with a final appeal.
Based on the real experiences and insights of Sister Helen Prejean, a Catholic nun in Louisiana whose community service took her into the state penitentiary's death house, the film explores moral truth, the consequences of murder, and the human need for revenge. Sister Helen Sarandon replies to a letter from lonely, frightened Matthew Poncelet Penn , a condemned rapist and murderer awaiting execution. Despite her own misgivings and outside pressure to distance herself from him, she becomes his visitor, spiritual advisor and friend. For nun and killer it is a remarkable journey. Poncelet is not charming or even likeable, nor is he a victim of injustice. His crime was heinous.