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Knitting a Yarn Onscreen
List creator: spazgirl
Created on: June 20, 2004 - 10:31 AM PDT
Description: These are a few titles which feature knitting - and sometimes this provides insight into the characters who are doing it.

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Calendar Girls (2003)
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  One of the calendar girls is seen knitting the afghan that she will later hold up in front of her body for her portrait. In the background, one woman winds a ball of yarn while another holds the hank for her to work from.
Lost in Translation (2003)
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  Scarlett J. shows her boyfriend a scarf still on bamboo knitting needles and asks him if he thinks it's done. She doesn't actually knit onscreen, though. (Any knitter knows her ennui could have been alleviated by a trip to the Noro studio...)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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  What do you do when your psycho sister locks you in a room and serves you a rat for dinner? You knit, just like Joan C. does with her metal needles and dark wool yarn.
Birthday Girl (2001)
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  Nicole K. is shown knitting a black sweater with a red intarsia cross. The garment itself actually figures in the plot later in the film.
Mumford (1999)
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  Hope D.'s mother is a rigid woman who disapproves of her daughter's love life choices. Her old-fashioned beliefs are underscored by her knitting as she tsk-tsks away.
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
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  "Jose brought up the blueprints for a new ranch house... I have this strange feeling that the blueprints and the knitting instructions got switched. I may be knitting a ranch house." - Holly Golightly
State and Main (2000)
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  Rebecca P. is seen knitting a sweater for her soon-to-be-dumped guy. She's just a small-town provincial girl, so she knits.
Chicago (2002)
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  Renee Z. is on trial for murder; her lawyer wants to present her as a loving homebody wife. So she knits while sitting in the witness stand.
The Simpsons: Season 4 (Disc 1 of 4) (1989)
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  Marge can be seen knitting in several episodes. She knits more ferociously when she is upset. Knitting with four fingers!
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
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  Magical needles knit by themselves! (In one of the books, Mrs. Weasly knits a sweater for Harry.)
Kiki's Delivery Service (Special Edition) (1989)
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  The nice pregnant baker woman who takes Kiki in is seen knitting garments for her baby-to-be.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
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  Catherine D.'s mother is anxiously awaiting the birth of her grandchild and can be seen knitting some cute little pink baby clothes. She's hoping it's a girl.
The Addams Family (1991)
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  Morticia knits in the TV show and in both movies. In this one, she knits a little suit with 3 legs. Hee!
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
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  The grandmother is shown knitting with a lovely natural Irish yarn. She's probably making one of those beautiful traditional (and warm) cabled sweaters.
Together (2000)
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  While the commune pals get drunk and stoned and her husband looks at pictures of naked ladies, the uptight neighbor lady sits in bed and knits.

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