After a devastating fire, Charlotte and John rent a countryside house and attempt to start life over, though Charlotte, upon seeing visions of her deceased daughter, retreats to the house's attic and pulls away from her husband and sister.
The Yellow Wallpaper (Motion Picture) is an "Origins Myth"... rather than a direct adaptation of the famous Charlotte Perkins Gilman story. Drawing from the original short story and a number of Gilmans' other gothic works (The Giant Wisteria, The Unwatched Door, etc.), The Yellow Wallpaper is an original narrative of events that unfold around the actual writing of "The Yellow Wallpaper" short story. After a devastating fire, Charlotte and John rent a countryside house and attempt to start life over, though Charlotte, upon seeing visions of her deceased daughter, retreats to the house's attic and pulls away from her husband and sister. Written by
During the summer of 1891, it was recorded that the weather in Pasadena swelled to 118 degrees, during the time that Gilman wrote the original story. During the summer in Georgia of principal photography of the motion picture, the temperature peaked at 118 degrees. See more »
One is immediately struck by the sad, lush darkness of the film. The key to success is to also make it alluring, which is accomplished both instantly and artfully in The Yellow Wallpaper.
The year is 1892. A young married couple, along with the wife's sister, flee the recent disaster of losing their daughter and home in fire. Left with only each other and bit of cash, they receive an invitation to live in another home in a new town. Upon arrival, there is a haze that you're not sure is attributable to summer heat or strangeness of the new situation. Quite quickly, you come to know it may be both.
The cast is peppered with film and TV veterans that bring additional gravity to this already haunting material. The score is original and gorgeous.
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