Raphael wrote:Saturn wrote:That scene was particularly well done, the physical shock of it and the surprise of it was very well executed.
Agreed. I love the way Fanny shows such love and concern in this. The only thing that didn't sit right was Mrs Brawne's hesitation to let him stay- we know that it was Mrs Brawne who answered his knock on the door and insisted he stay.Mrs Brawne loved him like her own son and he loved her like a mother- they were much closer than the film shows.
At first I didn't care for that scene. I a) knew that that's not how things really happened; and b) I doubted that Keats would have crawled under shrubbery like a sick puppy.
Then, I realized how well that scene worked as a metaphor. Keats was in a horrible place emotionally, financially, physically and -- when you come right down to it -- homeless on top of it all. The incident (not dealt with in the movie) with the Hunts' maid, added to an unsuccessful attempt to get well in a raucous household, is all wrapped up neatly in that scene, expressing J.K.'s desperation without distracting the audience with a bunch of details that would have detracted from the story.