Damien and my own coming of age

Spent the evening watching ‘Damien: Omen II’ (1978).  My introduction as a teenage boy to the inherent relation between unrestrained wealth and power and the darkness that lies at the heart of humankind.  The movie also made being the Devil’s son seem kind of cool.  I secretly envied Damien’s powers, especially when they came in handy at putting bullies in their place, not to mention possessing a comprehensive command of history.  After all these years, even though I don’t identify as Christian, I do identify as a film lover, and this film is a part of my personal mythology.Image


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