Thursday, November 12, 2009

Poetry Should Be...

as natural as a leaf falling from a tree."

(A quote from the movie)

There was a movie that came out a few weeks ago by the name of "Bright Star." Have you heard of it? It's a tale about the Romantic Era poet, John Keats and his three year love affair with a woman named Fanny Brawne.

I saw the preview on-line and was instantly intrigued by the costumes and photography so I convinced my darling hubby that we needed to see it. After all, his favorite movie is Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin (don't tell him I told).
When the movie began I saw him roll his eyes and mumble under his breathe, "Oh! It's a COSTUME movie!" "Yes dear, it is! And you are going to love it! Trust me."
Whenever I convince him to see "one of these" movies I like to watch him out of the corner of my eye to see how he reacts. During Bright Star he never fell asleep...he never yawned...he stared intently at the screen...and he even laughed. I knew he would like it.

Some of the scenes were visual feasts for the eyes that transported you back to another place in time. There was one scene in particular that had an otherworldly feel about it where Keats character was floating above the trees while he was describing to Fanny his dream. But one of the most surprising parts of the movie was the role of Charles Brown played by Paul Schneider who is one of our favorite characters from the movie Elizabeth Town. His Scottish brogue was so convincing that hubby thought it was real.

Bright Star had a little bit of everything: innocence, passion, love, tragedy, loss, redemption, and above all it was a true story based on one of England's most beloved poets.
If you're in the mood for a period romance that's beautifully filmed and acted, this film won't disappoint! I would most definitely see it again and would highly recommend it.

Both images are stills from the movie


ellen b. said...

This is on my list to see with my daughter after reading a review by Arti at Ripple Effects...
You just verified...

fairmaiden said...

I want to see it!!!! It's in theatre's now? I've never heard of it. These are my favorite kind of movies. Thank you for sharing...and those pics and quote swoon me.

Cori G. said...

Oh Fairmaiden, I just left several comments on your blog and was headed over to youtube to find Misty Edwards. She has such a beautiful voice.
I'm not sure if the movie is still out as I saw it on October 23. It looks like it's still playing in Washington state since Ellen B. is going to see it with her daughter.

Ellen B., you will love it as will Katie. I keep watching the trailer over and over. Did you see the trailer on my blog? It took me a while to find it.

I hope you both have lovely evenings.

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

I absolutely LOVED this movie. I saw it the day it came out, about an hour from where I live because for some reason it wouldn't come closer... Anyway, after pride and prejudice, it's a very close second.

Deborah said...

Sounds De-Lovely! I should go see it with Bad Bad Alice. The photos you posted are enough to get me to go. I just love that era...the way they talk. Dreamy. Have I told you how beeeeuteeeful your blog is? It is such a visual delight.
**blows kisses** Deb

Kelly said...

I love period movies, I will definitely have to have a look!

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Lisa said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Lisa