Saturday, September 24, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 24

24. Your favorite movie and what it’s about.

Orlando, 1992, starring Tilda Swinton

A description from IMDB, slightly edited by me: 

Orlando, a man of ideal nobility, starts his search for love, poetry, a place in society and the meaning of life in and around the court of England in the late 16th century. The blessing of eternal life from Queen Elizabeth I enables him a long and deep philosophical quest, accompanied by the features of "noble" English life with a good taste for irony. Both sides of the coin are shown when Orlando, fed up and disgusted with how men think and act, returns from his ambassadorship in the Far East as exactly the same person, except for his sex. Orlando, a woman of ideal nobility continues her journey to realize the truth about life, love, and approaching one's own sex in the late 18th century England. Sally Potter's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's Orlando not only tells the story on film with brilliant visual design, but also attempts to extend the plot as Woolf would have, had she lived to the end of the twentieth century.

1 comment:

Tanya Cothran said...

Sounds good! I'll have to check it out. You are already borrowing one of my favorite movies. Have you watched any of it yet?