December 3: To you, just a Wednesday, with perhaps a gleam of specialness for being Julianne Moore
's birthday (very commendable of you to remember). But for me, the 15th anniversary of the first time I saw The Piano
, alone, at a matinée screening across the street from my public high school in Fairfax, Virginia. Nothing was ever the same afterward, and it still isn't. A giant (tuning?) fork in my road. My "mind's voice," in Ada McGrath's terms, is still hugely influenced by this film.
So, please permit a day-long interruption in the Favorites entries while we celebrate 15 gorgeous and clickable images from my actual favorite movie ever made, which would certainly top the countdown
if it weren't disqualified by also being one of the best
movies ever made.
Labels: 1990s, Jane Campion, Masterpieces, Women Directors