This week, Criterion is releasing a new special edition DVD of the film Harold and Maude. The cover and menu designs by cartoonist Jordan Crane are so cute (slash morbid, but one could expect nothing less!).
It makes me happy that Harold and Maude continues to garner fans and appreciation each year, with no sign of fading away. It's had a place in my heart since I was fifteen, and every time I re-watch it, I get something different out of it — lately it's the landscape that's been calling to me. When I discovered it was filmed in the Bay area, I became even more drawn to the hills of the west coast; someday I hope to catch one of the annual screenings in San Francisco, or visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and get a coin stamped "Harold Loves Maude."
(Beautiful screencaps via here.)