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The mirror's magic sights?

Hmmmm...it may be awful, but I'm mighty curious about a film version of Tennyson's Lady of Shalott, particularly since they used Waterhouse's paintings as a visual guide.

Anyone out there seen it?


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Sep. 16th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)

Just looking at the website, I'm enthralled. That is my all-time favorite painting. I've got it over the fireplace. Seeing the original at the Tate was a religious experience.
Sep. 16th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
Seeing the original at the Tate was a religious experience

I agree. Ahhh, the Tate. *sigh*
Sep. 17th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
Wow I had no idea they did a movie! I'd love to see that. My love of the poem started with Anne of Green Gables reenactment (if your familiar with that) Then I found the Waterhouse painting and was forever attached. I too spent a good 20 minutes drinking in the original at the Tate Britain. And on my whirlwind tour of London, that was a long time LOL :)
Sep. 17th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
OK, I'll confess, I first saw the reenactment of the poem in PBS's Anne of Green Gables as a kid, and I was hooked. That series is also what hooked me on The Highwayman, which was later reinforced by Loreena McKennitt.

I remember going to the Tate, asking if they had any Waterhouse paintings on display, and hearing, "Oh, just one." The curator didn't say which one, and I had no idea this painting was at the Tate. So I walked into the gallery, and I didn't see anything. Then I turned around, and there it was. I had no idea it was so large! I just couldn't help but stand there, frozen. (I might have made three paces through the room first. ;-)
Sep. 17th, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
I've seen it!
I happened upon your page and I have to tell you that I loved the film so much that I created a LiveJournal account just so I could post a comment!
It is stunning. I purchased the DVD as soon as it was available. I had been following the production details and posted pictures that the production team made available on my blog, so I was looking forward to seeing it.
I was impressed with the attention to detail and hard work that was put into the film. Every aspect was perfect: scenery, music, costumes all blended in seamlessly. You won't be disappointed, I assure you.
Sep. 17th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Re: I've seen it!
Wow - thank you so much for commenting. I will have to check it out.

I recently saw William Holman-Hunt's "Lady of Shalott" when it was touring in MN. It was stunning. It seems to be a good Shalott year. :)
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