Movie Still Monday: The Virgin Spring

This week’s stills are from yet ANOTHER Ingmar Bergman-directed movie, Jungfrukällan, AKA The Virgin Spring (1960). This  gem inspired two other great (but less subtle) films, Last House on the Left and I Spit on Your Grave. It also inspired this week’s Movie Still Monday post with its sweet drop spindle action!

Virgin Spring drop spin 1Spinning wheel? Bah. That is so 11th century. This was the only way to make yarn back in the day.

Virgin Spring Drop Spin 2Just the flax, ma’am!

Being a hand-spinning spring virgin myself, I couldn’t really tell you exactly what she’s doing here.

Virgin Spring drop spin 3But actress Birgitta Valberg definitely looks like she knows what’s going on!

Multitalented or merely a consummate thespian?

 

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2 responses

  1. Michael

    Shove you’re amazing. You’re intelligent, charming, witty, & beautiful. I love your quips.

    July 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm

  2. Kyra

    It’s called a drop spindle. Super easy to use, just hook the material in the top, then spin and drop simultaneously, as though you are trying to get a top (the toy) to spin. Catch as soon as it stops spinning and wind. I always run my fingers up the piece i just did to make sure it “tangled” enough to not unwind. I made my own out of a dowel, a hook screwed into the top of one end, and a dvd wedged half way up the dowel.

    December 17, 2014 at 12:22 pm

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