Monday, 30 August 2010

Bright Star, would I were stedfast as though art

Last night I watched this most wonderful film and felt that I just had to tell everyone about it, I can't recommend it enough, especially if you like poetry, beautiful scenery and fabulous costumes!
It is all about the 3 year love affair between Keats and Fanny Brown who was a student of fashion and his neighbour in the then village of Hampstead in London. (I believe they found the two houses close together to film at just outside London)

Look at this most beautiful costume such a vivid pink wouldn't it be so romantic (if unpractical)to wear such clothes today!

This is just a few of the images, there is a lovely one at the beginning of the film showing you rows and rows of white linen on the washing line.
Such a shame he died so young at 25 and was so poor.  I believe you can stay at Keats House with the Landmark Trust in Rome. Nice romantic retreat although she didn't go with him!
Definitely a film to keep watching! Do go and see it if you can or buy the DVD.


  1. Oh Jill, I loved this film and saw it twice - once at the cinema and then on DVD. Such wonderful images and music, and I love Keats' poetry.


  2. Hi Jill!
    I love costumes! Have you seen that movie Marie Antoinette? And the musical Wicked? Like your movie, beautiful dresses, colors, Oh, I didn't know where to look! I think I had missed your post about your birthday,sorry, but happy belated birthday! I'm off to bed now, night!

  3. I watched this movie a couple of months ago and really enjoyed it.

  4. I am so pleased you mentioned this film.. I saw it a few weeks ago and found it profoundly moving.. it haunted me for days. Stunningly visual, exquisite detail and a heartbreaking script... a recipe for probably the finest film I have ever seen.

    Michele x


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