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Keats The Movie - the news we've all been waiting for....

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 9:15 pm
by Saturn
From the Hollywoood Reporter:

May 25, 2006

Campion's 'Star' turn: Keats tale

CANNES -- Palme d'Or winner Jane Campion said she is prepping the romantic period drama "Bright Star" for Pathe U.K., the British-based production arm of France's Pathe Entertainment. The project, which Campion is writing, is a 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. "I'm still in the process of writing it, and we don't know yet when we're going into production," she said Tuesday at the Australian Film Commission's 30th anniversary party in Cannes. (Stuart Kemp and Winnie Chung)


Be excited, very excited :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

An excellent director - anyone who has seen the masterpiece that is The Piano cannot disagree :shock:

Your thoughts and opinions please my friends!!!!!!!!!!

It's early days but this could be big big big!!!

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 12:04 am
by Malia
OH. MY. GOD!!!!! Do you *know* how long I've been hoping this would happen?????? I hope they don't screw around and get a 45 year old to play Keats. That seems to be the trend in dramas based on him :roll: But considering what you've found, Saturn, I have a feeling that *won't* be the case!

Is there a way we can send words of support to help assure the film is picked up and actually produced?? (Is it certain that it will actually be made?)

Thanks for such hopeful news, Saturn and it's great to see you back on the forum :)

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 12:41 am
by Saturn
All I know is what it says in that article but like you I've hoped and prayed [well I don't actually pray but anyway] for a good movie about Keats.

Jane Campion is an assured director of integrity - I'm sure this will be extraordinary whatever happens.

Maybe she's read this forum and some of our threads on the subject :shock:

The mind boggles at the possibilities :D

*jumps in anticipation*

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 12:52 am
by dks
GOOD MARY MOTHER OF GOD.
:shock: :shock: :shock:

Could it be?? Could the cinema have finally caught on to the superb story that is John Keats?????

I

feel

faint

right

now...sort or light headed...


WHO WILL PLAY HIM????????????????????????

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 12:54 am
by Saturn
That's the question and what a hard question :?

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 12:55 am
by Saturn
dks wrote:GOOD MARY MOTHER OF GOD.
:shock: :shock: :shock:



As my own mother would say:

"Jesus, Mary And Joseph!!!" :lol:

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 1:06 am
by Malia
Saturn wrote:"Jesus, Mary And Joseph!!!"

Oh my goodness, that's such an Irish thing to say! :lol:

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 1:06 am
by Saturn
Malia wrote:
Saturn wrote:"Jesus, Mary And Joseph!!!"

Oh my goodness, that's such an Irish thing to say! :lol:


Yes it's such a cliche but it really happens :lol:

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 1:49 am
by Discovery
This is amazing, I nearly spat my tea out over the my computer when I read this!
I would say Samuel West for Keats. He doesn't look like Keats, but I really admire him and think he'd do a great job. He is too old (but not 45!) but has a young-looking face, so this wouldn't be a problem.

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 2:11 am
by dks
Saturn wrote:
dks wrote:GOOD MARY MOTHER OF GOD.
:shock: :shock: :shock:



As my own mother would say:

"Jesus, Mary And Joseph!!!" :lol:



:lol: :lol: I love it!!

I'm just sooooo excited about this I could....scream like a girl.

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 2:12 am
by dks
Ok. Who is this Sam West guy? WHO, I ask WHO would play this poet with whom I am so much in love, I can hardly stand it??


Huh? Who, folks??? Let's talk about this...anyone...

:shock: :? :shock: :lol:

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 2:13 am
by dks
Saturn, do you realize you have made my year with this news??

You're perfect.

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 2:30 am
by Credo Buffa
asdflkjasdf;lkjasdf;lkjasdf;lkj!!!!!!!!!!!!!!$#*@&!!!

Someone has answered our prayers at last!!! :D :D :D :D :D

Let's continue to pray that 1) a studio picks it up once it's written, and 2) it'll actually be distributed where we'll all be able to see it!!!

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 4:16 am
by dks
Credo Buffa wrote:asdflkjasdf;lkjasdf;lkjasdf;lkj!!!!!!!!!!!!!!$#*@&!!!

Someone has answered our prayers at last!!! :D :D :D :D :D

Let's continue to pray that 1) a studio picks it up once it's written, and 2) it'll actually be distributed where we'll all be able to see it!!!


*MOAN* *GASP* :shock: Credo, I hope not! Surely the world will understand how important this film will be...?

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 4:25 am
by dks
Malia wrote:OH. MY. GOD!!!!! Do you *know* how long I've been hoping this would happen?????? I hope they don't screw around and get a 45 year old to play Keats. That seems to be the trend in dramas based on him :roll: But considering what you've found, Saturn, I have a feeling that *won't* be the case!

Is there a way we can send words of support to help assure the film is picked up and actually produced?? (Is it certain that it will actually be made?)

Thanks for such hopeful news, Saturn and it's great to see you back on the forum :)


Yes...a petition of sorts, Malia...to make sure this production gets off the ground--they'll need help--research, correct facts--oh, I guess they'll get that from all the Harvard Keats scholars (Harvard has the most) but we could help...between all of us we could write the screenplay!! An accurate screenplay, at that! Besides, this is a grave technicality, but really and truly they didn't have a solid three year romance--you know, they met in the fall of 1818, yes--but he didn't really become smitten (smitten in terms of Keats's trademark "purple riot" of passions abounding) until a bit later--ok, stop me. I'm babbling in a "struck dumb" state... :shock: :oops: