Bright Star

Betty saw the trailer to this Keats biopic the other day and was somewhat nonplussed. It has that slightly adenoidal BBC feel to it, don’t you find? Not, of course, that that would put Betty off: far from it. But still… However, Jane Campion deserves half a chance, and an awesome blogger who temporarily escapes Betty’s memory rated it very highly, so it’s going on the to-watch list.

John Keats, incidentally, is an important medical humanities figure; he was an apothecary’s assistant, and hated it with a passion.

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4 thoughts on “Bright Star

  1. mother says:

    There were big posters for this all over the Tube stations in London when I was there, and I put it on my list, too. Somebody else I read about recently was in that same category – a famous person who started life as a medical man and then became literary, not an adenoidal gentleman – but his name temporarily escapes me. If my Alzberger’s improves and it comes back to me, I shall let you know forthwith. Always glad to be of help.

  2. Miriam says:

    Ooh, I’ve been wanting to see that one (solely on the merit of the rather nice posters which, as mother says, have been all over the tube station walls). And because it’s about Keats. Or Shelley.

  3. Kelley Anne says:

    I would also like to see this. I wonder if its still in the theaters.

  4. katrina says:

    i still want to see it . i love this stuff. 😀

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