Two posts today because yesterday, while our son slept, I had chance to catch a very weird and scary film I have not seen since I was about 11 and the rest of the day was a daze. Let me back track a bit to Ken's wonderful book "Fire Over England" in which Ken Russell gives us an over view of his cinematic influences. I was happy to read that Ken cites "The Wicker Man" as a film he found unsettling. For me the 1977 film "The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane", starring Jodie Foster has that same quality despite being a very different story. Take away pagan costumes and this is the the 1970s young adult Wicker Man. Martin Sheen's weirdest, creepiest role. Very bizarre, great, scary film. Jodie Foster is at her best. And the background score has some keen "wah wah pedal" action!
In honour of film history and those like Ken Russell who keep it alive, I MUST recommend this incredible blog about the Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane.
I am staggered by the sophistication of the collective work done on it.
Labels: A Ken Russell site, Almond Cookies, Fire Over England, Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Rynn Jacobs blogspot