Emma Laird’s Favorite Films

The 'A Haunting in Venice' star shares her favorite films and why they resonate so deeply with her.

My top three favorite films change a lot, but Call Me By Your Name is always there, mostly because of the soundtrack and the way it makes me feel when I watch it. It’s such a peaceful movie. It transports you. The colors, the way they shot it; there’s something very special about the movie. I think it’s the perfect movie.

Call Me By Your Name (2017) by Luca Guadagnino. Image courtesy of Frenesy Film Company. 

The Shining is a completely opposite kind of movie, but the technique, the way it’s shot, the camera movement, it’s super interesting, very stylized. It was my first Kubrick movie and I fell in love with him. What else can I say? It’s wonderful.

The Shining (1980) by Stanley Kubrick. Image courtesy of Alamy Stock Photo.

I love No Country for Old Men. I love the study of a bad guy, and following that person around. You’re along for the ride, and it weirdly humanizes them. It’s a great performances of a killer. I’ve always been attracted to these villainous characters. I don’t know what that says about me but I’m always rooting for the bad guy. Javier Bardem is the creepiest fucking guy I’ve ever seen on screen.

No Country for Old Men (2007) by Ethan and Joel Cohen. Copyright Paramount Pictures France. All rights reserved.

Also, The Wizard of Oz. My mum watched it growing up and it’s my mum’s favorite move. So that’s a comfort movie when I miss my mum. The music, the red sparkly shoes, the black-and-white to color… That’s the classic.

Wizard of Oz (1939) by Victor Fleming. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Fashion by Abby Adler. Hair by Naoki Komiya. Makeup by Lucy Burt. Emma wears clothing by Louis Vuitton.

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