Whenever you watch a movie, your eye is also caught by the secondary things, like the actors’ clothes, the furniture, spectacular pieces of jewelry or, why not, amazing gardens. Do you remember such green havens that you have seen on TV or in the movie theater? If your memory playing tricks, we will help you with a few examples of famous movie gardens.
You’ve Got Mail (1998)
If you saw this romantic comedy, you certainly remember the final scene of this movie which stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. It all takes place in 91 Street Garden, located in New York Riverside Park, above the river. And if you did not know, a voluntary organization called Garden People takes care of this wonderful oasis by planting hibiscus
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
The gardens in Pride and Prejudice are used to show wealth and social status of people. The more somptuous the gardens are, the more it means that their owners are up in the social hierarchy and have more money.
“Mr. Collins invited them to take a stroll in the garden, which was large and well laid out, and to the cultivation of which he attended himself. To work in this garden was one of his most respectable pleasures; and Elizabeth admired the command of countenance with which Charlotte talked of the healthfulness of the exercise, and owned she encouraged it as much as possible… He could number the fields in every direction, and could tell how many trees there were in the most distant clump” (J. Austen).
And if we quoted a passage from the book, let’s also recall a sequence from the movie, the one when Darcy first proposes to Elizabeth. It all takes place in the garden of the Stourhead House, in Wiltshire, near the Apollo temple. The heroine, frightened by the distinguished gentleman’s proposal, runs over Palladian bridge.
It’s Complicated (2009)
Jane has the garden any mortal wishes for. Everything is tidy, no weed dares to disturb the harmony and the plants, be they vegetables of flowers, look perfect. This garden sparked many discussions surrounding the movie, since the viewers found it very unrealistic. And they are actually right. Tomatoes, for instance, were grown for two months in a greenhouse before getting to star in the movie. No plant that wasn’t perfect looking was used on set.
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