Gardens have always played an important role in literature and movies. Directors love them because they're visually compelling backdrops flooded with natural light, and writers love them for all the deep-rooted associations they call forth. Here are 10 of our favorites from film.
- The Great Gatsby: Cool and calm on West Egg.
- The Godfather: An unforgettable scene with an orange.
- Pan's Labyrinth: A very creepy garden with an even creepier faun.
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Amazing fight scenes among the trees.
- Atonement: A hot, humid, and sexy garden scene.
- Much Ado About Nothing: An Italian villa with incredible views.
- A Room With a View: Well-manicured English gardens and wild Italian meadows.
- Pride and Prejudice: Really any Jane Austen movie would fit the bill.
- Marie Antoinette: The splendor of Versaille.
- The Secret Garden: An abandoned garden returns to life.
This list is just a beginning...add your favorite film gardens in the comments.
All photos via IMDB except 5 (Britannica) and 6 (Insite)