Pretty much since the beginning of cinematic history, movies have been trying to recreate and capture magic. Some of the greatest magical cinematography came out of the 1990s – we have intricate and often goofy portrayals of witchcraft, covens, and all of the awesome girl power of the magickal/Pagan myth. Witches and witchy culture are often in the details but there are a handful of movies/tv shows/people who have captured the witchy spirit for me.
Spoiler alert/disclaimer: this is just a post of a bunch of random things I like to look at there’s not much here in terms of wordz.
Practical Magic | 1998
Particular focus on familial magic, curses. Cinematic motifs of hands, candles, light and dark. It’s a silly movie but it’s heartwarming and thoroughly entertaining. Plus, late 90s Sandra Bullock is a stunner. The cinematography was done by Andrew Dunn, who’s also contributed his magical visions to Ever After and The Crucible, starring Winona Ryder.
Good old New England magic. Practical Magic is, like, really good. You should definitely watch it.
Charmed | 1998-2006
“There is always magic to be summoned at any point. I love to live in a world of magic, but not a fake world of magic. We all really basically have a lot of magic….it’s only those of us that choose to accept it, that really understand it. It’s there for everyone. That’s the only thing that I feel that I am able to give to people and that’s why I know that they respond to me because I try to give them only their own magic…not mine, but theirs. ” Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks might be the High Priestess of Music. Just a thought.
The Craft | 1996
Also I feel like it’s worth acknowledging the way that we see girl magic in movies – which is usually in their bedrooms? Girl bedrooms always have all sorts of magic in them.
Frenchy’s bedroom in Grease – the ultimate girl hideout. The pennant and the pink wallpaper and the unfinished yet framed paint-by-number. Iconic.
Mia Thermopolis’ bedroom in The Princess Diaries. Actually her whole house.
Samantha’s bedroom in Sixteen Candles.
And finally I’ll close this weird image ramble out with some mystical teen girl witch quotes.
Time to make my room witchy as hell I guess?