I finally watched my Netflixed Beales of Grey Gardens, after having it for weeks, and oh my.
Oh my, oh my, oh my. Anyone who is a fan of the original will just die over all this extra-Edie footage, but it also rounds the old gals out a bit more. This new film (which can be purchased alone or with the original in a slipcase set from Criterion for only a bit more than the original alone) is much...sunnier. Which some fans of the original may not really love, but I did. The Maysle that is still living introduced the film by saying "Edie's only problem with the film (Grey Gardens) was that there wasn't enough dancing". Even though there is loads of Edie's dancing and antics in the original, the new one has even more little dance numbers.
And...wait for it...
A outfit/"costume" montage. That's correct...tons of little Edies waltzing across the screen in different get-ups, some of which have never been seen before. Said montage is set to a beautiful and sad song (the title of the post is extracted from the song) that is totally appropriate for our lil' E, and made me so very happy. There is also more of the outdoors, more of the elusive "marble fawn", and more whimsical but strangely lucid philosophy from little Edie. I am all over the Criterion set, as it is very affordable, and this companion film totally clinched my pre-existing love for the ladies Beale.
Concerning best-costumes-for-the-day, I really liked one of my own from last week:
There were so many pretty details, especially with that sheer, embroidered sweater. The "no" necklace is currently my favorite piece of jewelry. We've had such crack-pot crazy weather here lately (almost 90 one day, and then 50 the next) I've been dressing in light, but versatile layers. Hey, and even though it happened a day or two before, perhaps this little outfit is a bit of a nod to Alicia's fashion post from last week?