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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

4.03.2012

Screened

[All screengrabs are from The Scent of Green Papaya, 1993]


Following up on yesterday's post, here's a small peek at the use of screening throughout The Scent of Green Papaya.


Grids, netting, lattice -- all manner of things that could be categorized as some sort of screen -- are a reoccurring motif in the Oscar-nominated film. Some are intricate while others are very simple, and they seem to be in nearly every scene, from the humblest space to the most refined room. 



I hope this inspires a few readers in Birmingham to attend Thursday's screening at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Apart from its visual appeal, which I haven't even begun to adequately convey with these screengrabs, most fans appreciate the Vietnamese-language movie's tranquil vibe. It does move at a relaxed pace, so think twice before dragging along a boyfriend who prefers high-energy plot-centric flicks.

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