question of the weekend: what movie do you most associate with autumn?

Far from Heaven Julianne Moore

What movie do you most associate with autumn? Maybe it’s a film set in the autumn, or maybe there’s some other association for you.

Mine is Todd Haynes’s gorgeous 2002 film Far from Heaven, which might be the most autumn movie ever made. The fall-colors palette are impossibly rich and lush, the autumnal costumes are to die for, and you can practically feel the fallen leaves crunching under your feet. And the story is all about emotional chilliness and the end of a relationship… and of the delusions that accompanied it.

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Sat, Sep 04, 2021 10:23pm

I suppose mine is Dead Poets Society. I remember lots of golden autumn leaves, scarves, misted breath—pretty cool to see, as a kid who watched the film in Manila.

MaryAnn Johanson
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Sun, Sep 05, 2021 1:22pm

That’s a close runner-up for me.

Sun, Sep 05, 2021 12:47am

Hm, not a movie, but it’s movie-length: Over the Garden Wall is so good and has extreme Fall Energy.

Sun, Sep 05, 2021 4:06pm

The Paper Chase, for obvious reasons.

Mon, Sep 13, 2021 8:52pm

The film I associate most with autumn is actually The Conformist – because of THAT scene

– even though I think the scene in question may actually happen in the winter – I haven’t been able to watch it for a long time, so I don’t remember exactly

– but my memory of the film overall is infused with autumn

Thu, Sep 16, 2021 2:17pm

Wayne’s TRUE GRIT.