This Friday Guessing Game is focused on a very interesting cinematographic topos, brides and weddings. Don’t you think a wedding in a movie represents a suspension from reality, from ordinary life? The wedding dress, for example, can be seen as a sort of costume: by wearing it, the bride steps into an unknown world, completely detached from her previous experiences. She is the protagonist of the ceremony and of the wedding day itself: all the imagery related to the dress – the white colour and the veil, just to mention a couple of important details – turns her into a figure with an extremely high symbolical value. I’ve never seen marriage as a goal to reach at all costs, but I perfectly understand the reasons why that day is often seen as the peak of a lifetime. This is maybe due to social conventions or to social pressure, but still: cinema has featured weddings with many purposes (introducing an unexpected turn in the narration, for example, not to mention the convivial value of the wedding party) and has succeeded, most of the times, in creating a fairy-tale moment.
I’m so glad the winner is Caroline! She guessed seven pictures right, she totally deserves it! Well done, girl!