I've always wanted a good, long BBC "Masterpiece Theatre" (that's the TV show through which a lot of BBC mini-series come to us in the States) mini-series production of Keats's life--focusing on his development as a person and poet. It would probably bore the hell out of most viewers, but I figure if they spend some time on his days at Guys and connect Keats the "physician" with the development into the "physician poet" that might tie a lot of the threads of his life together in an interesting way.
Regarding other writers--hmm. . . recently, I've thought if a movie about a Romantic poet would ever get traction in the "Hollywood world" of movies, it would have to be about Byron. Talk about a "rock star" life--complete with sex, scandal, and intrigue. I think it would go over well with most people. Pretty titillating! And he is a really complex figure.
Saturn wrote:Shelley needs a really good in depth TV series or film made about him. Wordsworth and Coleridge's friendship too perhaps, though Julien Temple's Pandaemonium  was a good film it was not really historically accurate, more of an opium-fuelled dream of Coleridge and Wordsworth.
Yes John Hannah's Worsdworth is not perfect by any means, it was strange casting, but Linus Roache is great as Coleridge [if a bit thin when playing the older Coleridge].
The scene of course is invented, but Wordsworth wasn't always the dour, conservative man he later become, it depicts the young Wordsworth and Coleridge when they were collaborating on The Lyrical Ballads, the intoxication [taken a but too literally there] they felt in the other's genius. The more staid Wordsworth emerges later in the film.
I'm not saying it is a perfect film by any means, it takes many liberties with the facts and indulges in flights of fancy, some very bizarre as in the end, but depictions of the romantic poets on screen are few and far between and this is an imaginative, ambitious, if flawed attempt to portray that wondrous time of early English romanticism, when that poetry was a radical, revolutionary force for change, and new ways of thinking, and feeling and expressing oneself.
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