Dark Shadows directed by Tim Burton
In cinemas today !
From Warner Bros. Pictures :
“In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better…”
Melancholia (2011) directed by Lars von Trier.
A sumptuous wedding party.
A planet called Melancholia about to collide with Earth.
Fear, love and family ties.
The end of the world.
Melancholia was released on DVD on March 13, 2012.
Tower Bridge, London, UK
Guess where I was for the weekend…
It is springtime in England…
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed–and gazed–but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
(2004 American film directed by Brad Silberling)
Three orphans + A great villain + Amazing Gothic costumes and settings + Emily Browning and Meryl Streep
= one of my favorite movies of all time.
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, England
I do love visiting great English castles. Especially if they’re supposedly haunted.