By the time you read this, our hope is that we have successfully figured out how to stream this movie here at the Knitting Getaway. Maybe we got it up onto the big screen in McCrory Auditorium; maybe we huddled around my laptop; maybe we acted it out in the courtyard. At any rate, this seemed the perfect movie to sit and knit to in the company of knitters. (Runners up were The Age of Innocence and The English Patient, the ultimate chick flick.) Here’s Kay’s letter about I Know Where I’m Going, from April. Settle in and enjoy!
Recently a friend told me about a 1945 movie I’d never seen: I Know Where I’m Going! starring Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey. Over 25 years ago, after seeing the movie on television, my friend was moved to travel to Mull, the island in the Inner Hebrides where it was filmed.
What with your tantalizing posts from Edinburgh, and our immersion in Susan Crawford’s Vintage Shetland Project, I wanted to see this movie simply to enjoy more of Scotland. The plot is simple: a young Englishwoman is trying to get to the island of Killoran to marry her wealthy fiance, but fate and the weather have other plans. I wanted to know how an old movie could motivate my friend to get on a ship and cross the ocean to see its setting.
Well, it’s that good. Scotland lovers, and lovers of romance, get to Amazon Prime and watch it. (You can rent the DVD from Netflix, and apparently it has wonderful extra features.)
Extra credit viewing: Nancy Franklin, the friend who told me about the movie, appears in I Know Where I’m Going Revisited 1994 (Powell and Pressburger), linked up top.
Knitting content: a couple of authentic haps, good sweaters, kilt socks.