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    Default English pastoral / countryside / stately homes in film

    Must be cos it's winter but I've been enjoying looking at sunny English green things recently.

    The Go-between

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    The Draughtsman's Contract

    have both had the beauty of the green with a darker under current for me recently..

    Any more tips? (Don't have to be sinister).

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    Denton Welch, John Cowper Powys, R. S. Thomas (though he's Welsh of course).

    Edt: Oh, sorry, you're talking about films.

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    More stately-home than rural/pastoral, but I quite enjoyed the '20s whodunnit Gosford Park that came out a couple of years back. Worth watching just for Maggie Smith as the lady of the house: "I don't have a snobbish bone in my body!" *glances at breakfast tray* "Ugh, bought marmalade..."
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    Gosford Park is almost exactly like my family, only with less incest.
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    Barry Lyndon by Kubrick absolutely kills it for that stuff pre-Greenaway. In fact you can see all of Greenaway's career kinda oozing out of that film like ectoplasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistersloane View Post
    Barry Lyndon by Kubrick absolutely kills it for that stuff pre-Greenaway. In fact you can see all of Greenaway's career kinda oozing out of that film like ectoplasm.
    Yeah that's a good shout. need to rewatch.

    I love a bit of Greenaway I must say. Draughtsman and Drowning by Numbers and my faves and I like the early short he did in that idyllic house with all the a is apple etc and the beautiful music...

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    When I saw the title, The Go-Between came instantly to mind, but that was your first example!

    Should be loads, but I'm having a bit of a blank...Remains of the Day for stately homes...My Summer of Love is beautiful and dark...

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    http://secondstogo.blogspot.com/2009...ychedelia.html This looks interesting (it's probably someone on here who does that blog tho...)
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