Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Truth About Heavenly Creatures

Way, way back in 1994, before Kate Winslet was famous and before Peter Jackson brought The Lord of the Rings to the big silver screen, the two of them collaborated on Heavenly Creatures.

The true story of two Aussie gals who share such an intense friendship that they're driven to matricide in order to maintain it, Heavenly Creatures is a great film, wonderfully realizing the people and places in the girls' imaginary world.

When the film was released, it was revealed that Winslet's character grew up to be the famous mystery writer Anne Perry. In a remarkably revealing interview with author Ian Rankin, she gives her side of the story with a forthrightness that's spellbinding.

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