Sunday, June 28, 2009

i’m drifting in and out of dreamless sleep, throwing all my memories in a ditch so deep

Edge of Love has to be one of my favorite films that I've never seen. Starring two of the most fashionable girls around today (Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller), I fell in love with the film's English countryside wardrobe -- all those worn cardigans, rubber boots, and washed out florals looked so dreamy and wonderful to me. Unfortunately, I really didn't know anything about the film itself for a long time, except that Lindsay Lohan was supposed to do Sienna's part but then she crashed her car and got arrested, so she was otherwise busy.
The film is set in World War II (hence the retro hairstyles) and centers around Vera Phillips (Keira), who one day meets her former love Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, and finds that there are still feelings there between them, despite the fact that he is married to Caitlin MacNamara (Sienna), a free-spirited dancer. At first, there is a rivalry between the two women, but soon they grow to be good friends and together with Dylan, they live happily. When Vera marries William Killick, a soldier about to be deployed abroad, Dylan becomes openly jealous of the new addition to the group, something that Caitlin takes notice of. After William is deployed, the trio moves to the Welsh countryside where Vera's feelings for Dylan grow. After Willian returns home with war trauma, teetering on the edge of a nervous breakdown, to find his wife in an uncomfortably close relationship with Dylan, it is safe to say that he was less than pleased. What happened next was a night infamous in the literary world.
Reviews for the film were mixed -- some said that it was brilliant, others criticized the movie's less-than-accurate depiction of the events. In all honesty, I don't really care if the film is enlightening or terrible-- at least they look cute in it.

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haha lol yeh it is visually stunning and the script is great (written by knightley's talented mother) and the acting is very good (sienna's accent is unidentifiable at times but she plays the character so well that it compensates for it), the music and cinematography is excellent but yeah the story is a little rough around the edges and quite slow. however if your looking for cute outfits then it delivers on all levels. I got to see a special screening in somerset house a month after the film was done in post-production and that's the first thing that struck me. Love your blog entries btw xoxox

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