Saturday, October 3, 2009

Bright Star movie

Bright Star (2009)
Directed by Jane Campion

The drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats' untimely death at age 25.

Who's lips? Were they my lips? - Fanny

This looks like such a gorgeous film to watch on the big screen with the costumes, setting, romance and poetry. Must see.

BRIGHT star! would I were steadfast as thou art—
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night,

And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like Nature’s patient sleepless Eremite,

The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores,

Or gazing on the new soft fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors—

No—yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast,

To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,

Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,

And so live ever—or else swoon to death.

-- John Keats

Wasn't that beautiful?

I haven't read any Keats in the past and will certainly add some of his works to my tbr pile.

*source poem


  1. I want to see the movie so badly. I love Keats' works and I know I will be a pile of mush in this movie.

  2. I wanna see this, I wanna see this, I wanna see this!!!

  3. Also, did I mention my love for Ben Wishaw?

  4. The reviews I've seen so far are good. Looking forward to seeing it.

  5. This looks beautiful! I'm not a big poetry fan since you really have to think about what it's saying! ha ha...but that poem was really "poetic." I just love those historical dramas, though, it looks like it's going to end not so good since he dies...oh well, it's about the journey!

  6. This movie looks so good! I really, really want to watch it.

  7. There is a contest on the website for most romantic love letter or Tweet.
    Prizes are from A Diamond is Forever or Montblanc.

  8. You should check out the film Bright Star’s official site, where they've announced the Love Letter Contest. Those who enter will have to submit a hand-made love letter or love tweet for their chance to win two unique pieces of jewelry from A Diamond Is Forever. Runners up will receive a fountain pen from Montblanc. Find more details here:
    Follow Keat's Tweets here:


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