Saturday, 08 January 2011

Bright Star, Indeed! Since I declared yesterday to be poetic, I will continue today with something else more related to the latter part of my blog's name. Today, I looked at John Keat's poetry, and until now I didn't know much about him except that he wrote "Ode to a Nightingale". Well, while reading about his life, I did not only realise that he lived from 1795 to 1821 and thus died when only 26 years old, but that I actually saw a movie sometime last year in the cinema which was about him. It's called Bright Star and is, in fact, one of the best movie I saw that deals with the autobiography of a writer. Let's say Shakespeare in Love is rather kitsch, isn't it?<br /> <br /> Most interestingly, Fanny Brawne, with whom Keats fell in love, designed and sew her own clothes. This is nicely worked into the movie making her a strong female protagonist to counter John Keat's role. Jane Campion, the director, gave the movie a very special feel achieved through the colours and pictures which enhance to the overall mood together with his poetry. Her movie won the British Independent Film Award and was amongst other nominated for a Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival.<br /> <br /> <a style="display: inline;" href=""><img class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a01348769d874970c0148c763b431970c image-full" title="Bright-star" src="" border="0" alt="Bright-star" /></a> <br />

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