Inspiration in filmmaking comes from so many places. Depending on how creatively curious and deep (ohh la la) you are – any number of happenings, weird expeditions or strange life experiences could influence your prose and picture. Since, in fact, I’m not a filmmmaker (Emily here) I thought I’d pick Otessa‘s brain.
We’ve been seeing something beautiful blooming between to buds recently (Sarah and Gwen). Sure, it may have only just begun but I wanted know what inspired the new key story arc; since we’re a finely-tuned women run machine over here, you can be assured it’s not the product of some geeky film nerd’s wet dream. Sorry, just had to put that out there.
While prepping for the girl’s story – she looked to a few great movies that inspirational je ne se quois concerning characters, scenery and lifes little questions like “Do you like me?”. It’s also a great movie list for those who tend to miss a few films (or a lot, like me).
My Summer of Love (2004)
Jules et Jim (1962)
Henry & June (1990)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
She also credits some non-lesbian films about women’s sexual awakenings that take place in the countryside. Check out Stealing Beauty (1996), A Room With A View (1985), The Man In The Moon (1991), and Enchanted April (1992) for some bangin’ bucolic eye candy and girl power. Honorable mentions: Heavenly Creatures (1994) and Ratcatcher (1999).
Enid Blyton-esque English countryside movies and cinematic-style-reference points: FairyTale: A True Story (1997), Tess (1979), Atonement (2007), The Secret Garden (1993) (one of my favorite movies) and Brideshead Revisited (1981).
Okay now you (and I) have a great summer movie list – at least 20 boxes of Raisinets worth. You’re welcome. And if you aren’t the hopeless romantic type, you may be after stuffing all these beauties under your championship belt, tough guy.
Okay, I just googled Raisinets for no reason and found a lovely photo. I’ve never thought to capture the tiny mutations but here they are in all their glory (ha).