Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bright Star Contest (Times Two)

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its lovliness 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.
New Contest! I've got two books of John Keats poetry to give away to faithful readers to commemorate the release of Jane Campion's Bright Star. To enter this contest, please send me an e-mail by September 30th with "Poetry" in the subject line containing the following info
  • your name (and nickname)
  • mailing address
  • the name of your favorite poet and who should play them in a biopic ;)
The winners will be drawn randomly.

And while you're in contest mode, and if you're feeling particularly creative (and for perhaps self-flattering reasons I always think of my readers as creative!), you should know that there's a poetry contest over at the Bright Star website where you can submit a love poem of your own composition (less than 150 words) or a "little tweet nothing" (less than 140 characters) for a chance to win a diamond ring or pendant.

And since I suppose you're curious as to what I think of the movie, please share in my abject misery that I haven't seen it yet due to all of that overdoing it with special events and then becoming deathly ill and watching the Emmys instead of leaving the house. If I must die young* like John Keats, please let the brilliant Jane Campion shoot my death scene. She makes every thing bewitching.

Bright Star is currently open in New York and Los Angeles and opens in additional markets on Friday. Maybe we'll see it at the same time?

* I'm not young dying. Feeling slightly better today. Flu going bye bye?!


Beau said...

It's an astonishing film.

Jim T said...

Nathaniel, I saw your comment at Incontention. I demand your list of 10 favorite best pic winners! I shouldn't be so hard on a sick person but you are feeling better so...

PS: I am watching Chéri. Am I the only one who finds Rupert Friend totally unattractive? Keira, you can do better. You HAVE done better in the past. Ofcourse looks isn't everything. Is it? :p


Jim T... i know you're not the only one but i think you're all crazy. he's attractive with a capital angular A

as for my own list... i am too much of a completist to do it without having seen them all. yet... working on it.

Walter L. Hollmann said...

I'm seeing a special screening of it Thursday. Apparently, one of my teachers is buddies with one of the Apparition guys. Life. Is. Awesome.

Andrea said...

i will not be able to see bright star until next week. it is also a painful time for me.