Monday, October 12, 2009

Bright Star (2009)

This is a beautiful production by Jane Campion based on the life and death of John Keats. How true it is, who knows? However, this is well worth seeing for the poetry and the photography. The filmography reminds me of "The Piano."

NetFlix: Critically acclaimed Australian filmmaker Jane Campion helms this drama detailing the passionate three-year romance between 19th-century Romantic poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) -- who died tragically at age 25 -- and his great love and muse, Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish). Much of the story was inspired by Keats's poetry and the actual love letters the pair exchanged. Thomas Sangster, Paul Schneider and Kerry Fox co-star. 2009 119 minutes

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