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Movie Quote of the Day – Sweetie, 1989 (dir. Jane Campion)


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Kay: What if it does die?
Louis: What?
Kay: The tree.
Louis: Well, we’ll get another one.
Kay: Yeah, but this is our tree.
Louis: Look, it’s not gonna die. The roots grow really strong. They can split concrete.

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Female Filmmaker Friday: Sweetie, 1989 (dir. Jane Campion)


I saw this for the first time a few weeks back. It is Jane Campion’s feature film debut and it is fucking gorgeously shot. Shout out to cinematographer Sally Bongers for capturing Campion’s unique vision! It’s also really fucking bittersweet and strange. That said, I don’t really want to spoil the twists and turns too much, so mostly I’m going to focus this week on some arresting shots that have haunted me for the last few weeks.

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