Saturn wrote:Good grief
These are exactly the kind of people the film was not made for.
While I have still not yet seen it [I know, I know shameful of me] and expect there to be much I disagree with, or that infuriates me; in the end it's Jane Campion, Ben Wishaw's version of Keats, its what she say in him and doesn't invalidate or is any less valid an interpretation than that presented by scholars and literary historians in their work. Yes it's fiction, but sometimes fictionalising events and people can help us come closer to the truth of someone's life than the most rigourously researched and painstakingly accurate biography.
And in the end as I've said before IT'S ONLY A MOVIE!
Malia wrote:Great points, Saturn! I wish I'd been on the panel to make a comment of my own when one of the eminent Keats scholars started going on about how terribly Ben Whishaw recited Ode to a Nightingale during the credits. He nit-picked about how "for ever" is two words, not one. How could Whishaw pronounce it as *one* word--which didn't exist in Keats' day! The very *idea*! At that moment, I would have loved to have chimed in and said, "Well, you could say he was striving for accuracy, as anyone who's done any research on Keats knows (from the epistolary record of his friend Woodhouse) that he was terrible at reciting his own poetry!"
Anyway, you're absolutely right in my opinion. This movie was not meant for "eminent scholars".
harvest wrote:hmmm wow ~ so many favorites.
i loved how fanny says "come for christmas?" w/ almost a hurried desperation in her voice.
i loved how playful they were together in the scene following their first kisses, when toots was in front & they were walking behind her. they seemed so free in that scene.
i adore the scene where they are laying on his bed & he says touch is a memory.
in the scenes where keat's friends are discussing his passage to italy, when fanny & keats exchange glances...so much is said btw them there i think.
the scenery, the costumes, i guess i really loved the entire film!
harvest wrote:i've seen it twice, i think i shall buy it
Raphael wrote:harvest wrote:i've seen it twice, i think i shall buy it
You can get it from Amazon- there is a deleted scene in which Ben plays John all intense- I liked it a lot.
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