Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Guilty treat..

I won't be recommending The Secret of Moonacre, the next time someone asks for a movie rec. I won't even be rushing to watch it again myself.


But, have to say...since I *did* end up watching it, at least once, my virtue was rewarded....the costumes, at least for Maria Merryweather, the heroine, were enough to catch my breath.


Even the undies looked really cool. :p


The rest of the characters, not as much. The male counterpart, sorry, looks like a cross between The Artful Dodger, and that guy in A Clockwork Orange. Except when he was wearing a stripe across his nose, for no discernible reason.



Some of the sets were pretty amazing, too..(You can click all these pics for a much larger version to see the details properly..I really recommend it)



And the gates, I loved the gates! How neat are they??

So, yeah...if you have an hour or two to kill, and want to see some pretty eye candy (better than my lousy screencaps here), you MIGHT wander over to the kiddie aisle at Blockbuster. Just don't say I didn't warn you. :p


Credits:

1. World Culture Pictorial
10. Allocine

5 comments:

Momo said...

The costumes are fantastic! Not sure if I would want to watch the movie though, especially after you gave it such a great review...LOL!

muralimanohar said...

Momo-Well, you WILL survive it, even while gagging on the hamming of the stars, et al (Ioan Gruffud as harsh, bitter uncle...just, no), and her costumes really are lust-worthy, lol...

flossy-p said...

It looks so promising! Amazing really. I've never heard of it, but I heed your warning ;)

Clarity said...

I want those clothes to come back! Original take on them.

What is this story about? Your description is funny!

Did you notice the similarity between the lighting, production design & the "Alice in Wonderland" film?

muralimanohar said...

Clarity-Those clothes ARE cool, aren't they?

The story is an adaptation of Elizabeth Goudge's The Little White Horse, which is apparently a classic childrens book I never heard about (this is becoming a recurring theme! :p ), but I think they did the adapt out of all recognition thing, pretty much, from what I can see.

I do notice it does have some of that colorful, fantasy, fairyland feel...but it's hit and miss; some of it is really magic, like I showed, and some is cringingly generic. I wonder how it would have worked in Burton's hands!?

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