Today I am looking back at the movie, Oscar and Lucinda. I’m in the mood to watch a movie this weekend. I don’t know how, but I missed this movie when it was released in 1997. Here’s a description of the film via Imdb
In mid-1800′s England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel. As a boy, even though from a strict Pentecostal family, he felt God told him through a sign to leave his father and his faith and join the Church of England. Lucinda is a teen-aged Australian heiress who has an almost desperate desire to liberate her sex from the confines of the male-dominated culture of the Australia of that time. She buys a glass factory and has a dream of building a church made almost entirely of glass, and then transporting it to the Australian Outback. Oscar and Lucinda meet on a ship going to Australia; once there, they are for different reasons ostracized from society, and as a result “join forces” together. Oscar and Lucinda are both passionate gamblers, and Lucinda bets Oscar her entire inheritance that he cannot transport the glass church to the Outback safely…
Oscar and Lucinda is based on a novel by Peter Carey, a chronicler of Australian eccentricity; it won the 1988 Booker Prize, Britain’s highest literary award.
Romance and glass? You’ve got my attention! The movie was directed by Gillian Armstrong. Here are the sketch for the glass church from Production Designer, Luciana Arrighi.
CLICK HERE to view the movie trailer.
Did you see Oscar and Lucinda when it was released? Did you like the movie? imdb.com gives it 6.6 stars. How many stars would you give it? What is your favorite movie with amazing glass?
WHAT I FOUND THIS WEEK:
Students from Swansea Metropolitan University’s Masters Glass degree are to open an exciting new exhibition of their work in Swansea at the end of September 2012. The 2012 MA Degree Show, entitled ‘Glass Masters – extending the language of glass’, can be viewed, free of charge, in the iconic National Waterfront Museum. It runs from Saturday 29th September until 28th October 2012 and is open daily from 10am to 4pm. https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/335611336523682/
IT IS FRIDAY!!!
Are you jumping for joy or trying as hard as you can to get something just out of your reach?
I’ve done a little bit of both this week.
I hope you find something to do this weekend that will bring you joy. Perhaps, looking back in the past you will find it.
I’ll see you back here on Monday.