Starting with the wardrobe in the Narnia books, I'm looking for other examples of mundane objects (ideally furniture) that contain or allow access to magical worlds. Literature, film, pop culture - anything really. [more inside]
posted by rog
on Nov 14, 2013 -
It's a Scandinavian film, though I don't precisely remember which country. The colour palette is faded greeny greys and faded pink. It has a grainy look. It's basically vignettes from ordinary life which are somehow absurd or sureally disappointing. There are lifts, staircases, cafes, offices...one scene is a couple in bed, she is a big blonde woman, he a rather scrawny man, all the time they are having sex she's telling him something heartfelt and meaningful and completely off topic... the scene is hilarious and pathetic at the same time.
There is another scene of a young married couple starting their life together, talking of their hopes and their romance. It's supposed to be in their bedroom but the set is a moving train with one wall removed, so one wall is a continuously changing vista. The train stops and they get off in a crowd of friends and relations at the station; later in the film a different couple have the same names, ambiguously.
Does anyone have a title, so I can find the DVD?
posted by glasseyes
on Jul 6, 2013 -
I'm tired of suspending my disbelief regarding FTL travel. Suggest some good books, series, and authors. [more inside]
posted by General Tonic
on Aug 8, 2011 -
Have you ever been so bored with reality that you became lost in your own fantasies more than usual? [more inside]
posted by pixelnark
on Nov 24, 2008 -