The movie is so different from the book and the screenplay. And I must say this is the exception to the rule, I do like the movie much more. Frannie, Jet, Sally and Gilly are woman to be reckoned with, a force of nature. The Aunts are who I aspire to be like.
I could go on and on about my love of the movie as a whole but I will instead, call to your attention my favorite portions of the movie.
The first is Sally's "unlove" spell, Amas Veritas. The scene as Sally picks the white rose petals, paperwhites and sets the spell in motion while Stevie Nick's Crystal plays in the background. The music and the mood are haunting and you just know it is prophetic and wonderful as the magic spreads across the vast expanse to the boy who will fulfill her life and complete her spell.
He will hear my call a mile away.
He will whistle my favorite song.
He can ride a pony backwards.
He can flip pancakes in the air.
His favorite shape will be a star.
And he'll have one green eye and one blue.
The second is the "toady infestation" from where the zombie Jimmy will come out of the ground to inhabit Gilly and take her back to be his own. Quite an icky mess of ugliness and yet......kinda funny. Bags of toads being dumped out from under poor Gilly/Jimmy.
Third has to be the Midnight Margarita scene with the accompanying "Lime in the Coconut" song. This is where the foursome carry on a most interesting conversation about each other while under the influence of Diablo Tequila as provided by someone at the door. My favorite quote from that scene is: "since when has being a slut been a crime in this family?"
Midnight Margaritas Incantation
Filet of fenny snake in cauldron, boil and bake.
Eye of newt, toe of frog, wing of bat, tongue of dog.
Adder’s fork and blind worm’s sting…
Barbados lime is just the thing.
Cragged salt, like a sailors stubble…
Flip the switch, and let the cauldron bubble.
And lastly the closing of the movie when Sally gives this thought as the family of witches jumps off of the roof on Halloween night while holding their umbrellas.
Can love really travel back in time and heal a broken heart?
Was it our joined hands that finally lifted Maria's curse?
I'd like to think so.
But there are some things I know for certain:
Always throw spilt salt over your left shoulder,
keep rosemary by your garden gate,
plant lavender for luck,
and fall in love whenever you can.
Thank you so much for dropping by to visit and read my post for Practical Magic at Practically Magickal. I do so appreciate it.
Thank you to our host Anne of Frosted Petunias for her efforts in making this party happen for the second year. Thanks, we appreciate you very much.