Friday, October 23, 2009

Have You Seen . . . . "Bright Star"?



I had an appointment in Dallas yesterday morning, so I thought while I was in the city, I'd do a wee bit of shopping (new boots to replace the ones I've recently sold on Ebay?), have lunch somewhere good (lobster bisque & a glass of champagne @ McCormick & Schmick?) and then go see "Bright Star". Well, I almost reneged on the movie as I was getting a little weary but I didn't, and I'm so glad I didn't. This is the most beautiful movie I've seen, hmmmmm, maybe ever. The gorgeous ethereal textiles and costumes on their own were enough to recommend it, that is if you're a little over the top about such things like moi. Everything the actors wore (particularly Abbie Cornish who plays Keats's love Fanny Brawne), every curtain, napkin, table cloth, pillowcase, blanket and handkerchief were amazing -- the details, the quality of work -- amazing. Many of the shrugs, scarves, etc. appeared to be from the very talented and evidently very patient (all those teeny tiny squares!) Sophie Digard, whose work is shown very nicely here by the lovely Emma Lamb.


Here's a picture (above) of Abbie Cornish (Fanny Brawne) wearing one of Digard's creations -- at least it appears to be, don't you think?


. . . . lovely . . .


. . . . stunning . . .




And the cinematography was breathtaking.



And not to go on and on about the visual beauty of this movie, the love story of John Keats and Fanny Brawne was told beautifully as well. And of course, there's something so compelling about a great talent, like Keats, whose life was so sadly brief. Makes me think of Edna St. Vincent Millay's quote, "My candle burns at both end, it will not last the night; but ah my foes, and oh my friends, it makes a lovely light."

Well, got to run -- job interview -- very mixed feelings about this I must say. Never thought I'd be teaching again, but as the business of oil exploration here in Texas has come to a screeching halt leaving Mr. FC still unemployed, it looks as though I will soon. A local school district needs a teacher for their home bound students, so it seems I'll be dusting off my Special Ed. teaching skills again in the near future.

10 comments:

Jodi said...

Bright Star looks absolutely amazing! It has been on my must-see list, but the beginning of autumn quarter was hectic, and now it's already out of the Chicago theater!

Wonderful line from Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Best of luck with the job situation.

Alison said...

Oh my goodness!...This gives me chills! I just discovered Digard's work—truly gorgeous and the movie looks breathtaking. Thanks for sharing this. It's a dreary day in here in our corner. Will have to see if this is playing anywhere remotely near. Thanks again!...alison

MrRed2020 said...

One of the best dramas I've seen all year! The cast was amazing, and the music haunting. You should check out the film Bright Star’s official site, where they've announced the Love Letter Contest. Those who enter will have to submit a hand-made love letter or love tweet for their chance to win two unique diamonds from A Diamond Is Forever. Find more details here:
http://www.brightstar-movie.com/contest
Follow Keat's Tweets here: http://twitter.com/KeatsTweets
I'm glad Jane campion decided to step back into the director's chair for this one. I don't think anyone else could have captured the heart of the story like her.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

My sister just saw this last night and said it was amazing!!! I'll have to add it to my list!

Pom Pom said...

Hi G!
Wow! We can talk shop about teaching. My husband grew up with Schmick of McCormick's and Schmicks!
Well, that movie looks WONDERFUL. I must see it! Thanks for the tip. You always point me toward good views!
Packing my bag and going off to Aloha land. Check in with me and I'll show you the blue skies, blue water, and other lovelies! love love!

stitching under oaks said...

The movie looks wonderful...thanks for the review. Best wishes as you venture back into teaching. I'm sure you'll be a blessing not only to your family as you go back to work, but also to all the kids you get to work with.

Kristyn Knits said...

Thanks for stopping by!
Your review of the movie was wonderful! Looks like a wonderful film.
Best Wishes as you venture back into teaching. I'm sure you'll be a blessing to all you teach!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I haven't even heard of that movie but your pictures, descriptions, and the fact that I love period pieces made me just go netflix it. As soon as the DVD is out I'll be watching. Thanks for the review!

Journeying Five said...

oh i love period movies and haven't watched this one. need to do that soon! thanks for the tip!

cathleen said...

What a lovely post. Totally enthralling. Thanks for posting this.

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