Bright Star - doomed love affair of John Keats and Fanny Brawne

"This heartfelt film has a nobility of its own; it draws you irresistibly into its world, and it might even trigger a new interest in Keats to match the sales of Jane Austen". - • Peter Bradshaw is the Guardian's film critic.

Release date - Sept.18 2009

Written and directed by Academy Award winner Jane Campion, Bright Star is a riveting 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. Ben Whishaw (The International, I'm Not There) and Abbie Cornish (Stop-Loss, Elizabeth: The Golden Age) star as Keats and Brawne, respectively. The film is co-produced by Jan Chapman and Caroline Hew.

Read: Variety review here
Guardian.co.uk/Cannes Film Festival review here.

{go forth and live responsibly}
poetry is music for the soul

photo credits - Brightstarthemovie.com (Greig Fraser)


Haute World said...

This looks like it will be an incredible movie. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful photos and other background info. I love that illustration of the tree and those location shots!

Averill said...

Can't wait -- I love a good period piece (and Keats is my favorite poet). Abby Cornish is also an amazing actress (I LOVED her in Candy) and I can't wait to see how she does in this one.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh. I must see this.

debra@dustjacket said...

Stunning post Deb, loved it.

I'm really so interested in seeing this movie, thanks for the heads up.

vicki archer said...

I am so looking forward to this movie - lovely post, xv.

Kalee said...

Can't wait to see it, great post.

Slices of Beauty... said...

Will check it out, thank you for sharing!

Fashion Moment said...

Thank you for the comment!
Fabulous blog, and great posts!


Julie@beingRUBY said...

Me again.. Just to let you know.. a little something for you at my place! x Julie

SpryOnTheWall said...

Beautiful images! So lovely!