Ravens, filigree, coal smoke, pocketwatches, and lots of brass fittings
March 5, 2014 7:28 PM Subscribe
Moviefilter: I love the imagery and atmosphere of Victorian fantasy. I don't (necessarily) mean stories that were written in
the Victorian era, but rather stories which are set
in the Victorian era (or in an imaginary analog of it). The genre I'm thinking of tends to have a certain mythologized and aestheticized vision of the era: melancholy, mysterious, perhaps a bit of Gothic horror or the supernatural—i.e.
, not necessarily a realistic period piece. Wikipedia's entry on gaslamp fantasy
is suggestive. (For the record, I am emphatically not
talking about romance or novel-of-manners stuff.) Now: are there any movies like this?
posted by escape from the potato planet to Media & Arts (26 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I've already seen The Illusionist
, and it's a good example; City of Lost Children
also has a little bit of what I'm looking for.
In video games, the Thief
series (but especially Thief 2
) is a good example; there's also The Last Door
, a little Flash adventure game that hits a lot of the buttons in question.