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Thursday, December 17, 2009

BRIGHT STAR - Opens on Boxing Day

Written and directed by Jane Campion with research from Andrew Motion's biography Keats
Rated PG, 119 minutes
Cinemas everywhere
Opens on Boxing Day

IN the early days of their relationship, the poet John Keats calls his sweetheart, Fanny Brawne, ''minxtress'' - a nickname stemming from the zest she displays in trading insults with Charles Brown, one of Keats's most chauvinistic friends.

And she's pretty forthright with Keats himself. Aware that she is being patronised over her obsession with fashion, she reminds him that her dressmaking skills earn money, which is more than he can say for his poems.



genevieve said...

I was not going to bother with this until I saw that adorable young man from Love Actually (whose name I do not know, but he looks like a real pixie) is in it, all lanky and 3/4 grown.
And also Campion. I did not know that until I saw bits of a doco. It will be a blast.

genevieve said...

have a lovely Christmas, Andrew.