Wednesday, January 26, 2011

bright star

BRIGHT star! would I were steadfast as thou art—

 I am in such a period- piece movie mood these days so it was the perfect time to sit and watch Bright Star, Jane Campion's film about the the romance of poet John Keats and the girl-next-door Fanny Brawne.

It is a breathtakingly beautiful film.  Every shot is stunning.  It opens with a close up of needle pulling thread for heaven's sake.  There are fields of flowers and butterfly rooms and Keats sleeping in the tops of trees. 

And while every high school English student can tell you this romance is bittersweet, I was not prepared for the emotional whallop it delivers.

Stitch yourself a handkerchief and settle in for the ultimate Romantic film.

1 comment:

Rachel Fenning said...

I agree, Bright Star is a beautiful film.
The cinematoraphy, stunning.
My friend and I sat at the cinemas wiping the tears from our faces :)