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« on: March 23, 2004 09:42:55 AM »

Ever since I've become a rather obsessed knitter, I've been inspired by knitted things in random movies.  It's probably a bad habit, since I now tend to flip through my books, trying to figure out how to make things... and end up having to do lots of rewinding to figure out what's going on in the movie.  This all started when I watched "Death to Smoochy"- Catherine Keener wears some awesome scarves & hats!
This morning I watched "I Capture the Castle" and found myself drooling over the fabulous knitted things the characters wore. The movie's set in England somewhere in the 20's or 30's & is chock full of hats & sweaters.  For all of an hour I imagined myself frolicking about town in similar knitwear. (Though after consulting the "Vintage Knits" book, I'm going to have to drastically improve my knitting skills before any such thing can happen Smiley )  
Has anyone else been inspired by knitting or crochet in movies??? Something besides "Harry Potter" & "Dr. No"....  ( I started knitting to make myself a Harry Potter scarf. It's been over a year & I've made a billion things, but no  Potter scarf yet! Argh!)

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2004 06:19:34 AM »

There is a book called 'Hollywood Knits" that has a few patterns that are similar to or inspired by movie knit creations. I guess the author has done costume work for the movies---one of the designs is Keanu Reeves' mesh sweater from the latest "Matrix" movie.  While the patterns are quite nice, there's nothing particularly 'Hollywood' about them to me other than that she's gotten some actors to model her stuff.  So it might not be that useful to you.
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2004 07:50:36 AM »

Yeah, I can be embarrassing when I notice people knitting.  I have been known to shout "She's knitting!" when I see people on screen knitting.  I also will totally miss the point of the movie and be sitting there muttering "Mmm, that's a really nice Shoofly quilt...I should make a Shoofly quilt.  Oh wait, hon, what just went on?  Can you rewind?"

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2004 08:14:39 AM »

Last night while watching Gothika I noticed this sweater Halle was were and for the rest of movie all I could think was : Was that handknit?  How can I make that?  
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2004 10:37:32 AM »

I can get pretty distracted by knitting or nice sweaters in a movie.  Luckily most of my movie viewing is on DVD, so I can quickly replay the moment.  I really should take notes though!
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2004 10:40:31 AM »

there are some beautiful knits in "Le Divorce" - the Kate Hudson/Naomi Watts movie set in France.

it also left me with the burning desire to wear a million scarves, so beware while watching :-)
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2004 12:39:07 PM »

 I haven't really seen any movies where people have been knnitting, but the other day I was watching Under  The Tuscan Sun  and I knitted through the whole thing!

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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2004 01:06:35 PM »

Hub and I watched "Whale Rider" over the weekend . . . the whole movie is smattered with handknit sweaters!  Makes sense, really . . . movie was made in New Zealand, many sheep in New Zealand, thus much wool . . .

Anyway, even without the great sweaters it's a great movie!


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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2004 01:07:29 PM »

I like the endless blanket in 'Like Water for Chocolate'  the main character knits sort of as a sublimation of all her real desires in life, and there's one great scene where she's riding off in an open carriage and her blanket is trailing behind for a good hundred yards.
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2004 03:43:09 PM »

I love all the knitted things in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and have planned a pair of fingerless gloves because Clem has them. Wink (OK so I was going to make them anyway - but the movie + a ball of kool aid dyed yarn that I wasn't sure what to do with = inspiration!)

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