Last night I finally got around to watching a film I'd be wanting to watch ever since I heard about it; 'Cracks' by Jordan Scott, the daughter of Ridley Scott featuring actresses, Eva Green (The Dreamers, Quantum of Solace), Imogen Poots (28 Weeks Later, Me & Orson Welles) and Juno Temple (St.Trinians 1&2, Atonement). You can watch the trailer in the post below this one but it's basically the story of a group of girls alone at a boarding school, all of them wishing & hoping that their parents will come back to get them & trying to enjoy life in the meantime under the instruction of their teacher Miss G (Eva Green) who is exposed for the fraud she is by the arrival of new student Spanish aristocrat Fiama (Maria Valverde). Although the book, of the same name and basis for the screenwriting by Sheila Kolver, was based in apartheid South-Africa the film took the setting of isolated Stanley island in 1930's England. The girls wear prim pastel printed dresses, headbands and saddle shoes. The wild surrounding hills gave the film a feel of 'Wuthering Heights' while the school uniforms & quiet, yolky light & mounting erotically charged tension reminded me more of 'Picnic At Hanging Rock'. In the same way the film is beautiful, relevant, harrowing & despite not having alot of dialogue, like most films involving younger casts, the camera angles & long shots never lacked in intensity of expression or setting. Scott really wraps you up in the girl's world which appears cold & unfeeling & at the mercy of the church & social standards, both of which they must escape if thmey aim to capture their many desires. I loved this film & you might too. Watch if you liked; Lolita, Picnic At Hanging Rock, Mean Creek, Innocence
My name is Jasmin but I've always liked boys with girls' names and names that end in -ie.
I'm an insomniac. I like to stay up late to watch the sky change from blue to black to beige and blue again. I'm a critically indecisive realist whose in love with the little things. I enjoy writing lists and schedules but never stick to them. I want to learn to do a million things like speak Swedish, play guitar, skateboard, hula hoop and play poker. My mind is always turning over a million things but I am a simple girl and I never ask for much. I'm a typical nerd and I'm excited by fashion, photography, books, ideas and theories.
I could pour through books and magazines until my eyes dribbled down my face in a torrent of glitter and sequins. It's true.
I like to paint what I write, write what I think and photograph what I see.
"Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known." Chuck Palahniuk, INVISIBLE MONSTERS