An Education

Thursday, August 27, 2009

(Lynn Barber at home as a teenager ca.1960)



I have a tendency to fixate on things. While last week I was enamored with the possibility of making my photos 3-demensional, this week I’m completely preoccupied with Nick Hornby’s newest screen play, now film, entitled ‘An Education’ (set to be released in October). I'm very much a fan of his work, but this newest project however is not based on a book he wrote, it's based on the memoir of writer (and famed journalist/interviewer) Lynn Barber (shown above). Barber's autobiography, by the same title, was published by Penguin UK this last June (2009). I’ve looked and looked for a copy and have found it sort of impossible to get here, maybe it's only available in the UK? But you can go *HERE* to read the article she wrote that is said to be the inspiration for the book.



The film is described as the story of a 16 year old girl and her whirlwind romance with a much older man… “What did I get from Simon? An education - the thing my parents always wanted me to have... I learned about expensive restaurants and luxury hotels and foreign travel, I learned about antiques and Bergman films and classical music. All this was useful when I went to Oxford - I could read a menu, I could recognise a fingerbowl, I could follow an opera, I was not a complete hick. But there were other lessons Simon taught me that I regret learning. I learned to suspect that anyone and everyone is capable of living a lie.” -Lynn Barber’s article ‘My harsh lesson in love and life



Great trailer and Cast:







(Below: Lynn Barber, aspiring femme fetale at Oxford ca.1965)





Sources: Photos of Lynn courtesy of the Guardian.co.uk.

31 comments:

Pen Pen said...

Lovin it! Indy-ish movie-My fav!! Peter Sarsgaard always pushes the boundaries in acting.

You saw Tokyo?! I saw them in Austin about 2 yrs ago and had the freakin time of my LIFE!!! I love 'Nature of the Experiment' too-it's my second fav!
Where did u see them?! :)

AND-Here's why I punched someone in Best Buy--
It was a HUGE surprise when I did it cuz I'm VERY slow to anger. My boyfriend and bestie both still crack up about it cuz it's so out of character for me. I really hate being angry-I HAVE actually looked back on that day to see what it was--I was having a family crisis and had been dealing with it all day- When my cell went dead at 8, I had to get a charger and was far from home- The line was SO LONG at Best Buy to talk to the helper guy in the phones-I even went up there and said what was wrong and that I couldn't find the charger to fit my phone- THe woman the guy was helping(she was probably 70ish) was like, "Ummm..You're cutting. You need to wait in line! Don't help her!"--I waited ten minutes and she was still eating up her time. There were like 8 other people in line in front of me. I grew more and more upset, and the other people in line started yelling at her, she started yelling back, and then walked over to me and pointed in my face--That's when I just punched her. The whole area got super quiet, and the woman just stood there. The helper guy walked over and handed me a charger for my phone-I paid and walked out with no problem--It stayed really quiet.
Penny-1
Selfish Best Buy Customers-0

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

I'm so intrigued now...and not just because I already admire the wardrobe...

Gabbi said...

~ That was a very good reason Penny... I'm in awe and I understand. :) Family comes first for me and I prob would've done the same if I was stressed out and needed to get in touch right away. RE: Tokyo, I saw them at the Coachella music festival. It was a good set!

~ Thank you Rebecca! I love the wardrobe also... gorgeous dresses aren't they?♥

Crystal Ball said...

That wardrobe is phenomenal. As I was reading your post I was quickly hooked but the finishing touch came when I saw the wardrobe. This is definitely something I want to see. Geez, the thought of October just keeps getting better and better. Autumn, Halloween, and now this! :)

P.S. It seems like the soundtrack just might be amazing.

linaa, said...

can a blog design get anymore beautiful?
addicted. in love.
im so inspired, i think im gonna go home and make something
thanks for the photos!
ill be back!

Jill Pilgrim said...

Wow, that looks awesome! And the clothes are to die for!

Diana said...

LOVE LOVE Mr. Hornby!

The excepert from the woman's book looks really vulnerable and raw, and I'm really interested in the era, and scandal (!) but not in a trashy way.
Thanks for the book recommendation, and looking forward for the movie to come out.

Amelia said...

I definitely want to see this! The stills look amazing and it sounds really cool, too. I definitely get fixated on things, too :)

Lewis said...

Oh that looks fantastic! I've been seeing so much about Carey Mulligan, the actress in this movie. I'm really looking forward to seeing it and will read that article soon. Thanks for the tip.

_nina_malvada_ said...

i love all the new things you post...

i didn't know about this movie but i'm going to search for sure...the plot sounds interesting...

did you see the "500 days of summer"?

LiLu said...

Oh, I am totally coveting those clothes...

yiqin; said...

The costumes & hair looks really good.

Couture Carrie said...

Oh I adore Nick Hornby! Thanks for telling us about this film and sharing all these wonderful pics!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend, darling Gabbi!

xoxox,
CC

Rebecca said...

I just read the article - that was pretty fascinating! I think I'd definitely like to read the book. Somehow this reminds me of Sylvia Plath's dating escapades. The movie might be worth seeing as well! :) Thank you so much for sharing this!

Maddie said...

WOW, this looks really good! i love the fashion and the pictures, so pretty. i'm going to definitely have to check it out!

Clorivak said...

This looks amazing!! totally up my alley. You're like me and get random obsessions..haha! It makes life fun!
Have a great weekend!!!

Lady Thirty said...

Nick Hornby is great!!!
I really wanna see this movie!

have a nice weekend dear!

xoxo

drollgirl said...

i am nervous and worried and intrigued. kind of like when i watched lolita movies and last tango in paris.

Iva said...

ohmygosh!! this looks seriously amazing...and a bit nerve wracking ? clearly a must see!! thank you!!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Planet Mondo said...

My God that writing is magic - first class fabulousness

muchlove said...

Oh thank you so much for sharing this Gabbi! This definitely looks like something I'd enjoy. I'm a fan of Nick Hornby's work too, so as soon as you mentioned his name, you got my attention!
It seems like a really interesting coming of age story. The lead actress looks adorable too :)

You know, I wish we lived nearby so we could watch movies together. You obviously have great taste ;)

Elizabeth Marie said...

This looks amazing and scary all at the same time...I know my heart is going to break sometime while watching and my mind is going to be full of "would I ever do that's" I CAN TELL! :)

And the clothes! OMG! Incredible!

I hope you have a great weekend Gabbi! It's so hot!

Hey Harriet said...

I'm looking forward to this one as I'm a big fan of Nick Hornby! I loved High Fidelity (both book and film) but I expect this film will be much different to that one! Somebody here mentioned the soundtrack and I'm thinking if Nick Hornby has anything to do with the mucic selection it will be a goodie. That man has super taste in music! Can't wait for October!!! Happy weekend :)

Sam said...

Ooooh la la!! You are my style and "what's new" barometer Gabbi - this looks like such a treat!!! I have not heard of this woman before - she sounds so interesting!! As for Nick Hornby - I re-watched "High Fidelity" the other day and I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it all over again!! He's so good! Have a lovely weekend and give George and Blas a cuddle for me! XX

spoonful said...

Looks beautiful! I want to see it right now!

natalie said...

"I learned to suspect that anyone and everyone is capable of living a lie.”

I wish I had learned this sooner, it would have certainly come in handy these days.

Thanks again for a great post Gabbi! xoxo

Certain Creatures said...

wow this looks good! I'm looking forward to watching this now! I've read lots of books by Nick Horby and also saw the films after and always enjoyed them.. this one looks really good!
what a great post - i din't know anything about this! :)
Thanks Gabbi!

Francesca

Keith said...

This is the first I've heard of it. It looks really interesting. I'll definitely have to check it out.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I cannot freaking wait to see this movie. First of all, I love Nick Hornby. Second of all, I love Peter Saarsgard. Seems like the perfect combo!

Ms. B said...

I'm so looking forward to seeing this movie.......as well as the clothes!

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