The Witches of Eastwick (Eastwick #1) by John UpdikeToward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcees with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious. Alexandra, a sculptor, summons thunderstorms; Jane, a cellist, floats on the air; and Sukie, the local gossip columnist, turns milk into cream. Their happy little coven takes on new, malignant life when a dark and moneyed stranger, Darryl Van Horne, refurbishes the long-derelict Lenox mansion and invites them in to play. Thenceforth scandal flits through the darkening, crooked streets of Eastwick and through the even darker fantasies of the town’s collective psyche.
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The movie was filmed throughout the east coast of Massachusetts, Mostly, the town of Cohasset, with its centrally located New-England-white church and quaint business district, was the backdrop for Eastwick. It, along with the stores and houses in the immediate area, served as backdrops for some of the more memorable scenes, including the one where Van Horne, bewitched by his three companions, is blown down the street, across a lawn, and into the church by a hurricane of feathers before involuntarily spewing cherry juice and railing against God and women in front of an aghast church congregation. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of Atlas Obscura in your inbox. Follow us on Twitter to get the latest on the world's hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook to get the latest on the world's hidden wonders. Atlas Obscura and our trusted partners use technology such as cookies on our website to personalise ads, support social media features, and analyse our traffic. Please click below to consent to the use of this technology while browsing our site.
She, along with her co-stars Cher and Susan Sarandon , played three single women who accidentally conjure up the devil, played by Jack Nicholson. A plaque affixed to the property commemorates the building's big screen connection. Although the current sellers didn't live in the house when it was used for the shoot decades ago, Good can guess why the home was destined for fame. The house is nestled into a rolling landscape down to the water. It is unpretentious. And I think it fit the Hollywood aesthetic having it be a cool, unique, intriguing house.
Ending weeks of suspense, Warner Brothers has decided to film ''The Witches of Eastwick'' in this seaside Colonial town, a town official said. Filmmakers first wanted to make the movie in Little Compton, R. It will be the most lucrative film production for the state since ''The Brinks Job'' was made in Massachusetts in , according to the Massachusetts Film Bureau. They said they wanted the filmmakers either to discard the word ''witch'' or run a disclaimer saying the movie does not accurately portray witches and their beliefs. But Carl Samrock, a spokesman for the movie company, told the newspaper the witches had ''issued no formal complaint and have not yet appealed to the studio.