14.2.13

to st valentine

Picnic at Hanging Rock, my favourite film to watch on Valentine’s Day. It’s not a romantic movie, although it’s full of romantic, sumptuous imagery in the first part of it; its connection to Valentine’s Day is that the main action begins on February 14, 1900. I spent my day resting after having a brief surgery yesterday (I’m fine, and lucky besides), sitting with the imagery and the cinematography (not to mention the gorgeous typography in the opening titles) while reclining on the sofa. I wanted to share some screenshots here, although I’m afraid I got a little carried away. Check out the trippy double exposure sequence! One can definitely see the influence it has had in fashion, art, photography, and in publications such as Lula (I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned it here approximately one hundred times myself). I’m not supposed to sign any important papers for a few days because of the anesthetic, so I’ll extend that to sparing you from any half-baked deep thoughts I might have about Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Also, very importantly, this film features my personal favourite cake in all of cinema (my second favourite is the ballerina cake in Black Swan).

Happy Valentine’s Day to all, especially to the birds who, according to medieval tradition, would chose their mates on this day. Hearts and hugs to all of you. xoxoxo
























13 comments:

  1. Always hope to recreate this cake someday. I hope you're recovering well! xo

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  2. I've heard so much about this film! It looks fantastic, I need to find it soon.

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  3. PS. Glad you're okay!

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  4. I haven't seen this film in years and must watch it again! I actually visited actual Hanging Rock last year, but it was for a Rod Stewart concert, so I suspect the vibe was somewhat different.

    Am glad to hear you're fine, hope you're recuperating well.

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  5. I guess I have a new movie to watch, I can't believe I haven't already!

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  6. I've never heard of this movie, but the pictures are wonderful!!! Hope you mend quickly : )

    Marica

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  7. Thank you so much for such a wonderful recommendation!

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  8. I've wanted to see this film for years, I learned about it when we went for a school trip to Hanging Rock, then promptly forgot because I was only 10. When I was younger I was under the impression that it was based on a true story.

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  9. I love that you love this film. It is one of my favourites too. The actual Hanging Rock is a creepy, silent, heavy atmosphere kind of place, and incredibly beautiful too. You can really understand how the story was dreamed up.

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  10. Amazing post, as always ♥

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  11. Yay for Aussie movies! Also yay for any movie that has John Jarratt is in :)

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  12. I love that outfit!!
    Much love,
    Wengie
    http://www.wengie.com

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