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Unconventional take on Bright Star

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:55 pm
by Credo Buffa
Here's one of the more interesting reviews you're likely to find!

http://30chickflicks.com/?p=873

Granted, it's not one of the more complex takes out there, but its value is all in the context. It is from a blog called "30 Chick Flicks in 30 Days: One Guy's Exploration of Romance Through Movies Loved By Women," which is basically just that.

If anything, it's proof positive that Keats is now, even in a small way, a part of the lives of people who would otherwise probably never have cause to experience him if not for this film.

Re: Unconventional take on Bright Star

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:27 pm
by BrokenLyre
Delightful take on Bright Star CB! Thanks for the link.

Re: Unconventional take on Bright Star

PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:45 pm
by Raphael
Credo Buffa wrote:Here's one of the more interesting reviews you're likely to find!
If anything, it's proof positive that Keats is now, even in a small way, a part of the lives of people who would otherwise probably never have cause to experience him if not for this film.


Yes- wonderful! He is getting more out there.. :D

Re: Unconventional take on Bright Star

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:29 pm
by Credo Buffa
It was also great to see that, in the comments on the blog where I found the above link, so many of the commenters had expressed that they too saw and loved the film. I have to wonder how many of them even so much as knew who Keats was, let alone knew anything about his life or work, before Bright Star came around.

Back when we first caught wind of this project here on the forums, it was our greatest hope (well, apart from it not being a terrible movie!) that it would introduce more people to Keats. Now the proof is starting to emerge, even in small ways.

Re: Unconventional take on Bright Star

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:20 pm
by Raphael
I tell you it is great Credo! Even in the gallery where I do my PRB tours ( which includes the painting of Isabella)- people are expressing an interest in John and his poems. Some of them haven't even heard of the film- so of course I tell them about it.

Re: Unconventional take on Bright Star

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:37 pm
by Credo Buffa
Raphael wrote:Some of them haven't even heard of the film- so of course I tell them about it.

Jane Campion surely owes you a debt of gratitude then as well! :lol: Way to be a champion of Keats out in the real world. It's great that there are people listening!

Re: Unconventional take on Bright Star

PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:47 pm
by Raphael
Credo Buffa wrote:
Raphael wrote:Some of them haven't even heard of the film- so of course I tell them about it.

Jane Campion surely owes you a debt of gratitude then as well! :lol: Way to be a champion of Keats out in the real world. It's great that there are people listening!


I will tell anyone about him who will listen. :D