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The Wicker Man
Directed by Robin Hardy
Produced by Peter Snell
Written by Anthony Shaffer
Starring Edward Woodward
Christopher Lee
Diane Cilento
Ingrid Pitt
Britt Ekland
Distributed by British Lion Films (UK Original)
Optimum Releasing (UK 2006)
Warner Bros. (USA)
Release date(s) December, 1973
Running time 88 Min
(theatrical release)
100 Min
Director's Cut
Language English
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

The Wicker Man is a cult 1973 British film combining thriller, existential horror and musical genres, directed by Robin Hardy and written by Anthony Shaffer. The film stars Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt and Britt Ekland. Paul Giovanni composed the soundtrack. // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... This article is about the 2006 remake. ... The Wicker Man can refer to: Wicker Man, a wicker effigy used in human sacrifice by the ancient Gauls, according to Julius Caesar The Wicker Man (1973 film), a British cult horror film The Wicker Man (2006 film), an American remake of the 1973 film The Wicker Man (song), a... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Robin Hardy is a British film director. ... Anthony Joshua Shaffer, (May 15, 1926 – November 6, 2001), was a English dramatist. ... Edward Albert Arthur Woodward (born June 1, 1930 Croydon, Surrey) is an English stage, film and television actor and singer. ... Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE (born May 27, 1922) is an English actor known for his professional longevity and his distinctive basso delivery. ... Diane Cilento (born October 5, 1933 in Brisbane, Australia), is a theater and film actress. ... Ingrid Pitt (born November 21, 1937 in Poland) is an actress best known for her work in horror films of the 1960s and 70s. ... Britt Ekland (born Britt-Marie Eklund on October 6, 1942) is a Swedish actress, long resident in the UK. Ekland became famous as a result of her 1964 whirlwind romance and marriage to British actor and comedian, Peter Sellers, who proposed after seeing her photograph in the paper. ... British Lion Films Corporation is a film production and distribution company active under several forms since 1919. ... Optimum Releasing is a film distribution company working in the UK The company releases many film, but is perhaps best known for its Anime releases, including the contract to release all Studio Ghibli films in the UK http://www. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... A directors cut is a specially edited version of a film, and less often TV series, music video, commercials or video games, that is supposed to represent the directors own approved edit. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ... The thriller is a broad genre of literature, film, and television. ... Existentialism is a philosophical movement emphasizing individualism, individual freedom, and subjectivity. ... “Horror Movie” redirects here. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... Robin Hardy is a British film director. ... Anthony Joshua Shaffer, (May 15, 1926 – November 6, 2001), was a English dramatist. ... Edward Albert Arthur Woodward (born June 1, 1930 Croydon, Surrey) is an English stage, film and television actor and singer. ... Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE (born May 27, 1922) is an English actor known for his professional longevity and his distinctive basso delivery. ... Diane Cilento (born October 5, 1933 in Brisbane, Australia), is a theater and film actress. ... Ingrid Pitt (born November 21, 1937 in Poland) is an actress best known for her work in horror films of the 1960s and 70s. ... Britt Ekland (born Britt-Marie Eklund on October 6, 1942) is a Swedish actress, long resident in the UK. Ekland became famous as a result of her 1964 whirlwind romance and marriage to British actor and comedian, Peter Sellers, who proposed after seeing her photograph in the paper. ... Paul Giovanni (Born: 1933 Atlanta. ...


The Wicker Man is generally very highly regarded by critics. Film magazine Cinefantastique described it as "The Citizen Kane of Horror Movies", and in 2004 the magazine Total Film named The Wicker Man the sixth greatest British film of all time. It also won the 1978 Saturn Award for Best Horror Film. A scene from this film was #45 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments. Cinefantastique is a horror, fantasy, and science fiction film magazine started in 1970 by publisher/editor Frederick S. Clarke. ... Citizen Kane is a 1941 mystery/drama film released by RKO Pictures and directed by Orson Welles, his first feature film. ... Total Film, published by Future Publishing, is the United Kingdoms second best-selling film magazine, after the longer-established Empire from Emap. ... The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. ... The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Horror Film: ... This article is about the U.S. cable network. ...

Contents

Plot

A snapshot of the missing girl is Sgt. Howie's only clue.

Sergeant Neil Howie (Edward Woodward) is sent an anonymous letter recommending that he investigate the disappearance of a young girl, Rowan Morrison, on the remote Hebridean island of Summerisle. He flies to the island and during his investigations discovers that the entire population follows a neo-pagan cult under the island's owner 'Lord Summerisle' (Christopher Lee), believing in re-incarnation, worshipping the sun and engaging in fertility rituals and sexual magic in order to appease imminent natural forces. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Edward Albert Arthur Woodward (born June 1, 1930 Croydon, Surrey) is an English stage, film and television actor and singer. ... This article is about the Hebrides islands in Scotland. ... Neopaganism or Neo-Paganism is any of a heterogeneous group of new religious movements, particularly those influenced by ancient, primarily pre-Christian and sometimes pre-Judaic religions. ... This article does not discuss cult in its original sense of religious practice; for that usage see Cult (religious practice). ... Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE (born May 27, 1922) is an English actor known for his professional longevity and his distinctive basso delivery. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A solar deity is a deity who represents the Sun. ... Fertility rites are religious rituals that reenact, either actually or symbolically, sexual acts and/or reproductive processes. ...


Howie, a devout Christian, is increasingly shocked by the islanders' behaviour; yet he is attracted and repelled by the alluring and sexual Willow (Ekland), the daughter of the landlord of the inn where he is staying. He receives no assistance in his search from the islanders, who initially deny Morrison exists and then say that she recently died. Howie persists and uncovers evidence suggesting the girl was a victim, or perhaps is soon to be a victim, of human sacrifice. Delving deeper into the island's culture, he disguises himself as Punch, a principal character of the May Day festival, to uncover the details of the ceremony as it is acted out. The islanders are not fooled and at the end of the festival it is revealed that the girl is alive and unhurt; the letter was part of a ploy to bring Howie to the island for him to be the sacrifice, which they believe will restore the fertility of their orchards. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A traditional Punch and Judy booth. ... May Day is May 1, and refers to any of several holidays celebrated on this day. ...

Edward Woodward as Sgt. Howie.

As Howie is seized by the islanders, Lord Summerisle drolly notes that the sacrifice will be especially effective since Howie, although engaged, is, like Punch, a virgin; is simultaneously wise and a fool; comes as a king (a representative of Her Majesty's government); and comes to the place of sacrifice of his own free will. Howie admonishes Lord Summerisle that if his sacrifice does not work, the next year the islanders will have no choice but to sacrifice their king, Lord Summerisle. Summerisle appears certain that sacrificing Howie will work. Howie is forced into the belly of a large hollow wicker statue of a man, which is set on fire. In the final shot of the film, the islanders surround the burning wicker man and sing the Middle English folk-song "Sumer Is Icumen In" while the terrified Howie shouts out Psalm 23 and implores divine vengeance on the island and its inhabitants. Image File history File links TheWickerMan_Howiewarnsvillagers. ... Image File history File links TheWickerMan_Howiewarnsvillagers. ... Betrothal is a formal state of engagement to be married. ... In Roman times, Vestal Virgins were strictly celibate or they were punished by death. ... The Wicker Man was a large wicker statue of a human used by the ancient Druids for human sacrifice by burning it in effigy, according to Julius Caesar in his Commentarii de Bello Gallico (Commentary on the Gallic Wars). ... Middle English is the name given by historical linguistics to the diverse forms of the English language spoken between the Norman invasion of 1066 and the mid-to-late 15th century, when the Chancery Standard, a form of London-based English, began to become widespread, a process aided by the... Sumer Is Icumen In is a traditional English round, and possibly the oldest such example of counterpoint in existence. ... The theme of this psalm casts God in the role of protector and provider. ...


Background/Production

Christopher Lee was well known as a Hammer Films regular, in particular playing Dracula in a series of successful films. At the time, Lee was looking to expand his acting horizons, and collaborated with British Lion head Peter Snell and playwright Anthony Shaffer (already well known for Sleuth) to develop a film based on the novel Ritual by David Pinner. Though the book was all but completely abandoned (all that survived from Pinner's book into the finished film is the scene in which Howie presses himself against his bedroom wall as a means of communing with the siren-like calls of Willow next door), the idea of an idealistic confrontation between a modern Christian and a remote, pagan community continued to intrigue Shaffer, who performed painstaking research on the topic. Brainstorming with director Robin Hardy, the film was conceived as presenting the pagan elements objectively and accurately, accompanied by authentic music and a believable, contemporary setting. Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE (born May 27, 1922) is an English actor known for his professional longevity and his distinctive basso delivery. ... Hammer horror refers to horror films produced in the late 1950s through the 1970s by the British film studio Hammer Films. ... World War I recruiting poster John Bull is a national personification of Britain created by Dr. John Arbuthnot in 1712 and popularized first by British print makers and then overseas by illustrators such as American cartoonist Thomas Nast. ... Peter George Snell, DCNZM, OBE (born December 17, 1938 in Opunake) is a New Zealand former athlete. ... Sleuth was a Tony Award-winning mystery play by British playwright Anthony Shaffer. ...

The film portrays magical practices, such as this Hand of Glory, authentically

After Michael York and David Hemmings turned down the role of the policeman,[1] television actor Edward Woodward was cast. In Britain he was already familiar as the TV spy Callan, a role he played from 1967 to 1972. He later gained international attention portraying the title character in the 1980 Australian film Breaker Morant. (American audiences probably know Woodward best for his role in the 1980s CBS TV series The Equalizer.) Image File history File linksMetadata TheWickerMan_handofglory1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata TheWickerMan_handofglory1. ... The Hand of Glory is the dried and pickled hand of a man who has been hanged, often specified as being the left (Latin: sinister) hand, or else, if the man were hanged for murder, the hand that did the deed. ... Template:Infobo Callan was the title of a British action-adventure television series that aired on ITV broadcasters over four seasons spread out between 1967 and 1972. ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... Breaker Morant is a 1980 Australian feature film, directed by Bruce Beresford and starring British actor Edward Woodward in the title role. ... For the professional wrestler known as The Equalizer, see Bill Dannenhauser. ...


Diane Cilento was lured out of semi-retirement after Shaffer saw her on the stage[1] to play the town's schoolmistress, and Ingrid Pitt (another British horror film veteran) was cast as the town librarian and registrar. The Swedish actress Britt Ekland was cast as the innkeeper's lascivious daughter (perhaps for box office appeal), though her singing and possibly all her dialogue was redubbed by Annie Ross[2], and some of her nude dancing was performed by a double. Britt Ekland (born Britt-Marie Eklund on October 6, 1942) is a Swedish actress, long resident in the UK. Ekland became famous as a result of her 1964 whirlwind romance and marriage to British actor and comedian, Peter Sellers, who proposed after seeing her photograph in the paper. ... Annie Ross on the cover of the 1958 jazz album Sings a Song with Mulligan. ...


The film was produced at a time of crisis in the British film industry. The studio in charge of production, British Lion Films, was in financial trouble and was bought out by millionaire businessman John Bentley. To convince the unions that he was not about to asset-strip the company, Bentley needed to get a film into production quickly. This meant that The Wicker Man, a film set during early summer, was actually filmed in October: artificial leaves and blossoms had to be glued to trees in many scenes. The production was kept on a tight budget.[1] Christopher Lee was extremely keen to get the film made; he and others worked on the production without pay.[3] While filming took place, British Lion was taken over by EMI Films. British Lion Films Corporation is a film production and distribution company active under several forms since 1919. ... John Bentley (born June 1860 in Turton was a Englishman who was the fourth full-time Secretary of Manchester United and Manager of the club. ... A trade union or labor union is an organization of individuals associated through employment, or labour. ... Asset stripping is the practice of buying a company in order to sell its assets individually at a profit. ... EMI Films is a motion picture production arm of The EMI Group, and its films were released between 1939 and 1990. ...


Release and restored versions

Christopher Lee as Lord Summerisle.

By the time of the film's completion the studio had been bought out by EMI, and British Lion was now run by Michael Deeley. Hardy subsequently had to remove approximately 20 minutes of scenes on the mainland, early investigations, and (to Lee's disappointment) some of Lord Summerisle's initial meeting with Howie.[1] A copy of the finished, 99 minute film[2] was sent to American film producer Roger Corman in Hollywood to make a judgment of how to market the film in the USA. Corman recommended an additional 13 minutes be cut from the film. (Corman did not acquire US release rights, and eventually Warner Bros. test-marketed the film in drive-ins.) In Britain, the film was ordered cut to roughly 87 minutes, with some narrative restructuring, and released as the "B" picture on a double bill with Don't Look Now. Despite Lee's claims that the cuts had butchered the film's continuity, he urged local critics to see the film. The Wicker Man met with moderate success and won first prize in the 1974 Festival of Fantastic Films in Paris, but largely slipped into obscurity. (However, the American film magazine, Cinefantastique devoted a commemorative issue to the film in 1977 - the praise that the film is "the Citizen Kane of horror movies" has been attributed to this issue.)[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... EMI Films is a motion picture production arm of The EMI Group, and its films were released between 1939 and 1990. ... Michael Deeley (born August 6, 1932) is a film producer who has helped create notable films such as The Italian Job, Blade Runner and The Deer Hunter. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Roger Corman Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926), sometimes nicknamed King of the Bs for his output of B-movies (though he himself rejects this appelation as inaccurate), is a prolific American producer and director of low-budget exploitation movies. ... ... “WB” redirects here. ... The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ... For the 1983 PBS sketch-comedy, see You Cant Do That On Television. ... In fiction, continuity is consistency of the characteristics of persons, plot, objects, places and events seen by the reader or viewer. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Cinefantastique is a horror, fantasy, and science fiction film magazine started in 1970 by publisher/editor Frederick S. Clarke. ... Citizen Kane is a 1941 mystery/drama film released by RKO Pictures and directed by Orson Welles, his first feature film. ...

The film was restored and re-released theatrically in 1979.
The film was restored and re-released theatrically in 1979.

In the mid-Seventies, Hardy made inquiries about the film, hoping to restore it to his original vision. Along with Lee and Shaffer, Hardy searched for his original cut or raw footage. Both of these appeared to have been lost. He remembered that a copy of the film, prior to Deeley's cuts, was sent to Roger Corman; it turned out that Corman still had a copy, possibly the only existing print of Hardy's version. The US rights had been sold by Warner Bros. to a small firm called Abraxas, run by film buff Stirling Smith and critic John Simon. Stirling agreed to an American re-release of Hardy's reconstructed version. Hardy restored the narrative structure, some of the erotic elements which had been excised, and a very brief pre-title segment of Howie on the mainland (appearing at a church with his fiancée). The 96 minute restored version was released January, 1979,[1] again to critical acclaim. Strangely, the original full-length film was available in the US on VHS home video from Media Home Entertainment (and later, Magnum) during the 1980s and 1990s. This video included additional, early scenes in Howie's police station that Hardy had left out of the 1979 version. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 396 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 757 pixel, file size: 149 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the creator of the work... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 396 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 757 pixel, file size: 149 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the creator of the work... John Simon could refer to: John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon, Several of his descendants who have held the title of Viscount Simon, John Simon, the author and literary, film and drama critic; or John Simon, record producer for Columbia Records. ...


In 2001 the film's new worldwide rights owners, Canal+, began an effort to release the full-length film. Corman's full-length film copy had been lost, but a 1-inch telecine transfer existed. With this copy, missing elements were combined with film elements from the previous versions. (In particular, additional scenes of Howie on the mainland were restored, showing the chaste bachelor to be the object of gossip at his police station, and establishing his rigidly devout posture.) The DVD "Extended version" released by Canal+ (with Anchor Bay Entertainment handling US DVD distribution) is this hybrid cut, considered the longest and closest version to Hardy's original, 99 minute cut of the film.[1] A two-disc limited edition set was sold with both the shortened, theatrical release version and the newly restored extended version, and a retrospective documentary, The Wicker Man Enigma.[4]In 2005, Inside The Wicker Man author Allan Brown revealed he had discovered a series of stills taken on-set during the film's production showing the shooting of a number of sequences from the script that had never seen before; indeed, it had never been certain that these scenes had actually been filmed. They include a scene in which Howie closes a mainland pub that is open after-hours, has an encounter with a prostitute, receives a massage from Willow McGregor and spectates as Oak and a villager enact a brutal confrontation in The Green Man pub. It is hoped that these images will be featured in a revised edition of the book Inside The Wicker Man. Canal Plus Group (Canal+) is a French film and television studio and distributor. ... Telecine (IPA pronunciation: . Phonetic: tel-e-Sin-ee; tel-e-Sin-a as cine is the same root as in cinema; also tele-seen.) is the process of transferring motion picture film into electronic form, or the machine used in this process. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Soundtrack

Composed, arranged and recorded by Paul Giovanni and Magnet, the soundtrack contains folk songs performed by characters in the film. The songs vary between traditional songs, original Giovanni compositions and even nursery rhyme in "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep". Paul Giovanni composed The Wicker Man soundtrack for the film The Wicker Man -- a recording sited as a major influence on pagan folk and psych folk artists like Current 93 and Death in June. ... Paul Giovanni (Born: 1933 Atlanta. ... Magnet were a band formed for the purpose of recording the soundtrack to the 1973 film The Wicker Man. ... This article is about the nursery rhyme. ...


Trivia and cultural references

The Wicker Man.
The Wicker Man.
  • A weekend music festival loosely based upon the film, the Wickerman Festival, is held in late July every year near Kirkcudbright in Scotland, where many of the scenes were filmed. The festival culminates at midnight on the Saturday, with the burning of an enormous wicker statue.
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment released a limited edition wooden box of The Wicker Man. 50,000 2-disk sets were made, and 20 of them were signed by stars Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward, writer Anthony Shaffer, Producer Peter Snell and Director Robin Hardy.
  • The words spoken by Lord Summerisle while watching two snails mating (not in the 87 minute cut) are a corrupted quotation from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.
  • The film was almost entirely filmed in the small Scottish towns of Newton Stewart and Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway. Culzean Castle in Ayrshire and its grounds were also used for much of the shooting. The end burning of the Wicker Man took place at Burrow Head (on a caravan site) and the charred stumps of the man's legs are still extant, and visited by the film's fans.
  • Britt Ekland offended the local citizens of the town where the film was shot when she commented to newspapers that it was the most dismal place she had ever been to in her life. Many years later Ekland stated that she was unhappy while making the film, and she apologised for her remarks.
  • Although Ekland appeared topless in the seduction scene, she refused to dance fully naked, so a body double was used without her knowledge. The double arrived by car as Ekland was driven away from the set after the day's filming. The two actresses can quite clearly be seen to be different from the way they move to the scene's music, and the double keeps her face covered.
  • The dying prayer of Sergeant Howie is taken from the words of Sir Walter Raleigh on the scaffold.
  • The DVD commentary track states that studio executives suggested a more "upbeat" ending to the film, in which a sudden rain puts the flames of the wicker man out and spares Howie's life.
  • Summerisle is fictitious, but there is a real group of Scottish islands called the Summer Isles. The venue might additionally be based on the island of St. Kilda, roughly 64 km northwest of the Outer Hebrides. Now administered by Harris, the last thirty-six inhabitants were evacuated, at their own request, in 1930 (owing to economic hardship and the islanders' declining, ageing population). Last, but not least; it could also be a reference to the Summerlands, the equivalent of heaven in Theosophical and neo-pagan belief systems.
  • Scottish band Summerisle is named after the island featured in the film.
  • English band Pulp released a song named "Wickerman" on their 2001 album We Love Life. It featured a sample from "Willow's Song".
  • Metal band Sigrblot sampled the film's end scene with Howie reciting Joel 1:12 in their song named "Chaos Prayer - Deus Bellum"
  • In 2000, heavy metal band Iron Maiden had a top ten hit in the UK with a song entitled "The Wicker Man" with lyrics by their lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. Dickinson previously recorded a different song with an almost identical title, "Wicker Man", in his solo career which was eventually released on The Best of Bruce Dickinson in 2001. This song made direct references to the themes of pagan worship in the movie, whereas the Iron Maiden version does not, and the repeat title was not Dickinson's own choice.
  • In 2003, the Dark Romantic band Faith and the Muse covered "Willow's Song" on their album The Burning Season. The album's title is a reference to the Burning Times, and (as with many of the band's works) that album features many pagan and neopagan themes and images.
  • 2000, the neomedievalist group Mediaeval Baebes included a cover of "The Maypole" entitled "Summerisle" on their album Undrentide. This album also includes copious pagan imagery.
  • Early 90s indie band The Mock Turtles featured a song entitled "Wicker Man" on their 1990 debut album, Turtle Soup.
  • English band Candidate made a 2002 album, Nuada, inspired by The Wicker Man.
  • The Wicker Man is shown in the background on TV in Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave.
  • Monkey Dust tributes the film by having the Paedofinder General burn a teacher he suspects in a giant Wicker Man in the schools carpark.
  • In the MMORPG World of Warcraft, a festival called "Wickerman Festival" (in homage to the film) is held in the Undead capital of Undercity in the month of October.
  • Siouxsie & the Banshees song "Blow the House Down" contains direct references to The Wicker Man.
  • In the final scene, Woodward was urinated on by the goat in the compartment above him.
  • The Wicker Man is featured in Andy Riley's The Book of Bunny Suicides.
  • Seafood covered Willow's Song on their third full-length album, As The Cry Flows.
  • Isobel Campbell covered Willow's Song on Milkwhite Sheets.
  • The video to "Goodbye" by The Coral features a homage to the final scenes of "The Wicker Man".
  • The Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! episode, "Season of the Skull" is a parody of "The Wicker Man".
  • This film was #45 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.
  • Flying Monkey Comics featured a comic strip making reference to "The Wicker Man" [2]
  • Sneaker Pimps song How Do on Becoming X is a cover of Willow's Song.

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Remakes

An American remake, starring Nicolas Cage and Ellen Burstyn and directed by Neil LaBute was released on 1 September 2006. Robin Hardy expressed concern about the remake.[3] Subsequent to its release, Hardy simply described it as a different film rather than a remake.[4] Hardy is working on a re-imagining of The Wicker Man, which has previously gone under the working titles May Day and Riding the Laddie and is now referred to as Cowboys for Christ. First announced in April 2000, filming on the project has been delayed but is currently scheduled for March 2007. Hardy has already published this story as a novel. It follows two young American Christian evangelists who travel to Scotland; like Woodward's character in The Wicker Man, the two Americans are virgins who encounter a pagan laird and his followers. This article is about the 2006 remake. ... Nicolas Cage (born January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Ellen Burstyn (born December 7, 1932 as Edna Rae Gillooly in Detroit, Michigan) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cowboys For Christ is a Robin Hardy film set for 2008 release. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Look up evangelist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


References

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  • Brown, Allan (2000). [5] Inside The Wicker Man: The Morbid Ingenuities. London: Macmillan. ISBN 0-283-06355-6.
  1. ^ a b c d e f The various versions of The wicker Man. Steve Philips. Retrieved on 2006-12-11.
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  3. ^ The Wicker Man (Trivia) at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ The Wicker Man Enigma 2001 documentary on the film's production and various releases. at the Internet Movie Database

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Soundtrack

Related films

  • The Wicker Man Enigma directed by David Gregory, 2001.
  • Burnt Offering: The Cult of the Wicker Man directed by Andrew Abbott and Russell Leven, 2001. Cast members gather to reminisce about their experience making The Wicker Man.

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Further reading

  • Ali Catterall and Simon Wells, Your Face Here: British Cult Movies Since The Sixties (Fourth Estate, 2001) ISBN 0-00-714554-3

  Results from FactBites:
 
Wicker Man - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (531 words)
The Wicker Man was a large wicker statue of a man used by the ancient Druids for human sacrifice, according to Julius Caesar in his Commentarii de Bello Gallico (Commentary on the Gallic Wars).
Today, a wicker man is burned as part of neopagan festivities, especially Bealtaine, a rite of spring.
Wicker men are tall, humanoid wooden structures, woven from flexible sticks such as those of willow as used in wicker furniture and fencing.
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