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You shall have to excuse me for a few days. I am wrapping myself in the movie Bright Star and watching it over and over. I want to live in it's world for a while and just feel the movie envelope me. I even downloaded the soundtrack form Itunes and it has spoken dialogue over the music! *swoon* I don't want it to end...

I think I am in love with this movie. :)
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This scene is John Keats' first love letter to Fanny. They had kissed (Oh what a first kiss it was as well) and he was very in love with her by this time. She was feeling in love but unsure because he had gone away on a trip to the seaside. She lay in bed in complete upset for 5 days because she been angry and had harsh words with him before he left...then not heard from him.

The 1st letter...wow.


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I ended up watching Bright Star twice last night because I enjoyed it so much. It is a very subtle but, beautiful movie about John Keats (the poet) and the woman he loved, Fanny Brawne...their relationship. He died when he was 25 so this tells you that it is a tragic love story since he didn't have the means to marry Fanny and their love was very strong, yet not consummated. It is the sort of movie that makes you want to feel the love as strongly as the characters...not the tragic aspect but just the connection the two had, you want that in your life.

Ben Whishaw was so good in this film! He plays John Keats and he is one of those actors who can act with his eyes. I love actors who can do that because it shows true talent.  He should be getting many movies in the future based off this one.

The movie also made me want to understand poetry better. I have always written poetry and had people like what I wrote. I have just had a hard time making a personal connection to poetry that others write. I so want to swim in the beauty of poetry, but just haven't been able to do that. I have taken English classes with poetry sections and still never understood it. But, then having a teacher telling you what you are suppose to see in poetry isn't very helpful at all because they are merely telling you what they see. I see poetry as like perfume...everyone has different tastes and gets different feelings from it.  I think because of this, what may be seen as beautiful to one person in words, is just rubbish to another. It makes it extra hard to connect with poetry.

Writing poetry is easier for me. It has a connection to me then because it is coming from my mind and my feelings. I suppose it is like that for many people. I envy the people that can see the beauty in poetry...can speak the poetic language so see the meanings in almost any poetry they pick up. I would love to be like that.

I have decided to try and understand poetry a little. I have ordered John Keats' complete poems and letters so that I can explore his poetry a little since I have the movie to connect it to. Most his great poems were written about Fanny Brawne so, having their letters to one another (which is in one of the two books I ordered) will be interesting to read. A bit voyeuristic but, interesting. I cannot wait to receive them.

And going back to the movie Bright Star...I highly recommend it because it is beautiful, tragic, and well done. It seems a tiny bit abrupt at the beginning but, as it unfolds it makes sense. Definitely watch it if you can.

Bright Star

Oct. 6th, 2009 02:42 am
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I want to see this film so badly!



Of course, it was only in Spokane for 4 days (on special engagement) and I missed it! Four days? For a major release? Just because it is a indie film?

FU Spokane, you culture-less craptown!

Now I will have to wait for it to be released on DVD.

*Sigh*

 

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