Thursday, September 29, 2022

Thursday, September 29, 2022 11:19 am by Cristina in , , , ,    No comments
Craven Herald & Pioneer features a forthcoming local exhibition whose jewel in the crown will be a dress from the film Emily.
The star of the show at a new exhibition in Skipton will be a dress worn by the actor in a new film based on the life of author and poet Emily Brontë.
Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me: Emily, the moors, and the landscape of creative Craven at Skipton Town Hall will look at the world of creativity inspired by the landscape of the area.
Drawing on a history going back centuries, the exhibition, which runs from October 8 until Christmas, explores film, literature, photography, music, visual arts and dance created in, and inspired by, the wild beauty of the Dales.
And, at the heart of the exhibition, and lending its name to the title, is a central display showcasing exclusive items from the soon to be released Warner Brothers film Emily, staring French-British actor Sex Education's Emma Mackey.
Based on the life of Emily Brontë, the writer of Wuthering Heights, who died aged just 30 and who lived at Haworth, the film is produced by Piers Tempest, who lives near Skipton. [...]
Made by Academy Award winning costume designer, Michael O’Connor - and seen in the film’s official trailer - the dress will be displayed alongside film stills and behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew. [...]
The exhibition will delve into the creative process behind the film and some of its filming locations in Craven. Other examples of the landscape weaving its magic into creative practice will be displayed, drawing on Craven Museum’s extensive collections of fine art, natural history, literature and music to tell the tale.
Danielle Daglan, Craven District Council's cultural services manager, said: "We are absolutely delighted to have been gifted this beautiful costume from a fantastic film about the iconic literary great that was Emily Brontë, the donation inspired us to delve deeper into Emily’s history and the wider story of how the landscape inspires creative process, allowing us to bring together a unique combination of art forms to create a more immersive exhibition.
"We are very grateful to Piers Tempest and to Warner Bros UK for the donation, as well as their enthusiasm and support during the development of the exhibition."
Piers Tempest, who gave the dress to the museum following the completion of the film, said: "The countryside that Emily Brontë was brought up in was undoubtedly hugely influential and intrinsic to her work and we wanted to very much reflect this in our film, and really hope that the landscape in Craven inspires visitors to the exhibition as much as it inspired us."
Councillor Simon Myers, chairman of Craven District Council, said: “I am delighted that the release of this tremendous film based on the life of one of our local literary legends has inspired this great exhibition. Our landscape has inspired much creativity over the centuries and increasingly film and television producers are bringing business to Craven. It is really great to see Emily collaborating with Craven District Council to mount this unique exhibition. It’s a real ‘first’ for Craven.”
Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me: Emily, the moors, and the landscape of creative Craven will open on Saturday, October 8 and run until December 23. The exhibition gallery is free to enter and is open Monday to Saturday between 9.30am and 4.30pm. (Lesley Tate)
Harper's Bazaar recommends 'The 15 Best Books for Spooky Season' and one of them is
'Reluctant Immortals' by Gwendolyn Kiste
Imagine Dracula’s Lucy Westerna and Jane Eyre’s Bertha Mason as undead immortals residing in California during 1967’s Summer of Love. That’s exactly the world conjured up by Kiste’s new novel—but when they learn that Dracula and Mr. Rochester have themselves resurfaced in San Francisco, the wronged women must join forces to face their (literal) past demons. (Keely Weiss)
The Mary Sue reviews the film The Invitation.
What follows is a film that, up until the final 15-20 minutes, is a gothic film with shades of Dracula, Crimson Peak, Tess of the D’Urbyvilles [sic], and Brontë vibes. (Princess Weekes)
Tess of the D’Urbervilles, or sorry: 'Tess of the D’Urbyvilles' looks a bit strange in there.

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