Friday, August 20, 2010

Cracks (2009)

Yesterday while doing a Google image search for velvet dresses (my newest wish list item for my closet-- I'll post some inspiration pics later), I came across a picture of Eva Green in this new film.
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Has anyone seen Cracks?  Apparently it came out in the UK last year, but I can't find if it has been released here.  It seems I am a sucker for movies set in the 1930's-- I imagine I would like anything set in that time period solely because of the glorious costumes, but throw in Ms. Green (whose face is just about perfect), an English countryside, and a bunch of schoolgirls, and I am completely sold.


Eva plays a school teacher at an English boarding school.  She's charismatic, enigmatic, and popular, but when a new student arrives, it seems to throw everyone into a tizzy.  The film trailer shows brooding girls traipsing through moors and floating in boats a la the Lady of Shalott.  I kept thinking of that other dark boarding school film, Picnic at Hanging Rock (which, by the way, I LOVED and highly recommend).


Well, if yesterday's post was dedicated to styles of the 1920's, then today's is dedicated to the 1930's.  Here are some screen shots to whet your appetite for the film.  If anyone has any info of when it will be playing here in the States, will you please let me know?

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XOXO,

1 comment:

chasarumba said...

I've seen Cracks -- definitely well worth a watch if you like Eva Green (I adore her, which is why I watched it and also how I stumbled across your post...Google alert :-)) and 1930s period wear!

According to The Movie Insider, it will have a limited US release by IFC Films beginning on September 10th, 2010. I used other means to watch it months back, as there wasn't any indication of a US release at that time.