Spring has returned, but unfortunately for us Trojans, our break has already passed. You may be feeling down, but with the arrival of spring, a season of optimism and new beginnings, there is so much to look forward to, including flowers blooming and the impending end of the long school year. .
Even though Los Angeles always seems to be in a state of eternal spring, the arrival of the season also presents a perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and indulge in some visually delectable entertainment when you’re not frolicking. in a tulip meadow or when the April showers lock you indoors. Whatever spring means to you, here are seven films that will get you into the spirit of the season.
One of many screen adaptations of Jane Austen’s classic slow-burn romance novel “Emma,” director Autumn de Wilde’s film has a chic, pastel regency aesthetic that will lift your spirits. The shots of flower gardens, colorful costumes and dollhouse sets are like a delicate cake you want to devour – except the film’s complex storyline leaves you with no choice but to calm down. Anya Taylor-Joy and Johnny Flynn play loving lovers Emma Woodhouse and Mr. Knightley, two lifelong friends who gradually develop feelings for each other.
“Mary Poppins” (1964)
Set in 1910s London, this musical masterpiece from Disney imagines life as an enchanted walk in the park. The story follows the adventures of the Banks children as they learn important life lessons from their magical nanny, Mary Poppins. It’s impossible not to feel elated watching talented Hollywood legends Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke dazzle the screen as they perform iconic numbers like “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Step in Time.” These are complemented by beautiful animated Technicolor visuals that add to the whimsical, joyful and timeless classic. The whimsical and joyful feeling the film evokes will have you wanting to sing along and, perhaps, start a choreographed dance on Trousdale in celebration of spring.
“Crazy Rich Asians” (2018)
If you want to relive the feeling of being on vacation, then USC alumnus Jon M. Chu’s contemporary romantic comedy is for you. “Crazy Rich Asians” follows the meteoric adventure of Rachel (Constance Wu), a Chinese-American teacher who finds herself in a world of fame, wealth and high society when she accompanies her boyfriend (Henry Golding) on a a trip to Singapore for his friend’s trip. marriage. The story is enhanced by vibrant and colorful tailoring, awe-inspiring locations and, of course, luxury goods. Watching this movie is a getaway in itself and will get you back into the spring break mood in no time.
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986)
Even though the mid-terms are over, it seems like the work is only getting more intense as the semester progresses. A word of advice from Ferris Bueller (Matthew Brederick): “Life goes pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it.
In this John Hughes classic, Ferris Bueller, high school student and teenage warrior, does what every student wishes he could do: drop out of school to spend the day doing whatever he wants. The film proves that you can actually find some relaxation on a weekday – as long as you don’t get caught. So take a lesson from Bueller and relax (even if it means skipping class).
“Big Fish” (2003)
Tim Burton substitutes his signature Gothic aesthetic for one of the colors of cotton candy and fields of yellow daffodils in this whimsical and heartwarming spring-themed adventure. Edward Bloom has always told stories about his life that his son, William, considers bordering on complete fiction. As Edward nears the end of his life, his son struggles to uncover the truth and wonder of his father’s great journeys and stories. Through the flashback adventures of young Edward (Ewan McGregor), Burton tells a touching story about the capacity of the human imagination and the truth that lies within.
“Marie Antoinette” (2006)
Sofia Coppola’s visual masterpiece reimagines the story of Marie Antoinette and her rise to power and glory. Coppola serves up his tour de force film on a silver platter, treating you to stunning visuals of the Palace of Versailles’ magnificent interiors, presentations of decadent French desserts and drinks, and a glamorous Oscar-winning costume ensemble. If you like the escape at home, you can escape to the countryside following the young queen through her custom-built hamlet and the spectacular gardens of the Palace of Versailles.