Friday, January 8, 2021
the story behind the writing of this novel(that became this movie) was absolutely fascinating.according to the writer joan lindsay, she had a series of vivid dreams over several nights, and would write in a feverish hurry each following day. the dreams felt real to her. those closest to her said she had abilities, could see things in the australian bush, but would hide her abilities from most of the world. a channeled book if you will.
and watching the movie certainly does take you into a warm summer wormhole, doesn't it? i myself can smell the starched linen and feel the sun on my face and the heat prickling my skin, hear the bugs around the mountain and feel the pregnant silence of the rocks.
watches stop working around the hanging rock too, did you know that? it's quite a mysterious place to experience.
i absolutely adore this victorian gothic treasure. i saw they made a remake but just from looking at the stills i see they screwed up. the original one was filmed with various bridal veils over the camera to create that hazy atmospheric look. the lace filters were vital to the mood. this was a passion project, this was a piece of art.
it is my firm belief that the majority of passionate and talented artists are channelers, none of them create alone. you can very much differentiate between craftsman and artists. i think most artists have abilities they either aren't aware of or don't speak of.