The Scheme of Arrangement and the Bishop of Sodor

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Posted: Tue, 14/04/2009 - 02:56

I am working on a movie script, in which thousands of starving and bedraggled depositors of a failed bank are led around in circles for months by the Bishop of Sodor and other elders, with a vague promise that the government of the "island of Man" will do its utmost to help them recover untold riches and enter a promised land. Before they get to the promised land, the Bishop descends a mountain and talks directly with the "Lord of the Treasury of the Island of Man", who instructs the Bishop to tell depositors of a mystical set of rules call a Scheme of Arrangement by which they must promise to live if they are to receive their lost savings and enter the promised land. When the Bishop tells the depositors what the Lord has said, some of them are doubtful and the Bishop climbs the mountain once again this time promising to return with the Scheme in writing. Many months pass before the Bishop descends to the foot of the mountain carrying two affidavits carved in stone, in which are written the words of the Scheme. The depositors laugh at him because no-one can understand what they mean. That is as far as I have got with the story - perhaps readers can help me complete it.

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Hollywood blockbuster – or just a 'B' movie?

  • Pedro Verdad
  • 02/04/09 31/05/09
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  • Tue, 14/04/2009 - 07:48


Be careful what you write about the Bishop. He is known to launch abusive (and decidedly unchristian) comments towards those who dare question his sanctimony in particular and the integrity of the IOM government in general.

Who would you invite to play the role of the Bishop in the movie? Perhaps Bernard Madoff?

Bishop's Easter message

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  • Wed, 15/04/2009 - 16:07

I must say that I took great comfort from the Lord Bishop's Easter message about the collapse of KSFIOM. I believe the essence of his message is that we should all remember that "Jesus Saves", just as we all did, so in a sense he too is a depositor. I doubt that Jesus ever lost his savings in a Kaupthing branch (to my knowledge, there never was one in Bethlehem), but I think the Bishop is telling us that if Jesus had saved at KSFIoM he would certainly have been grateful for the herculean efforts made by IoMG. There can be little doubt - I think the Bishop is saying - that Jesus supports the proposed Scheme of Arrangement.

I like the Bishop. He doesn't just talk the talk, but he also walks the walk (some of it on water, I believe).

If Jesus Saves, and I have

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  • Wed, 15/04/2009 - 16:43

If Jesus Saves, and I have heard that is the case, then I gather that Wayne Rooney knocks in the rebounds. Perhaps he would agree to take part, he's got lots of money and may even be an investor, god help him, in Kaupthing?

hopefully a blockbuster

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  • Tue, 14/04/2009 - 13:02

Is Bernard Madoff still available? I thought he had been signed up elsewhere (effectively) for life.

Otherwise I agree that he would seem to be an ideal candidate for the part, and there can be no doubt that he can act. But is he good looking enough to play the Bishop?

I was hoping that the Bishop might agree to play himself.