Sunday, September 20, 2009

Bright Star: The Movie

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
-John Keats

Ever the romantic, John Keats is feeling what it is like to lie on top of a tree under the sky.
This past Friday, my former (but not old) roommate and I went down town to see the movie Bright Star; a romantic story about the poet, John Keats. While my friend couldn't get over how dreamy she thought John Keats's friend and fellow poet, Charles Brown was, I was caught up in the costumes, the poetry (that goes for both of us), and of course, the interiors.

This was a love story between Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) and John Keats (Ben Whishaw). She sewed nearly everything she wore and was always dressed at the height of fashion as a girl in the English countryside.

Here she is examining this amazing collar that she sewed herself for a party. Amazing. Her bedroom was also very dreamy.
This is at the next house over where John Keats lived with his friend Charles Brown. Aren't the panelled wall and the large shuttered windows incredible? No wonder Keats became such an incredible poet in such a short time. via

Great room, large windows and beautiful yet simple furniture but ...check out the floors!

You really must see this movie. It's a beautiful and sweet love story complete with great costumes, handsome men that recite poetry at the drop of a hat, a cute little red haired girl, and just straight up incredible houses/interiors. Has anybody else seen it?

Alicia B.


ashie said...


Charlie Hobart said...

I LOVED that line reading by Paul Schneider as Brown - must've rewatched it half a dozen times.