Monday, September 28, 2009

Bright Star Reminder

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...
New Contest Reminder! 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, send me an e-mail by September 30th with "Poetry" in the subject line containing the following info

*your name (and nickname)
*your 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, you should know that there's a poetry contest over at the Bright Star site where you can submit a love poems of your own composition

My thoughts on the movie are coming soon. In short, I'm very fond of it. Bright Star is currently playing in major markets with more to be added. Has it opened where you live? If so and you haven't seen it, what's holding you back. Go!


FreePolanski said...

Nat, you tease. I need to hear something about Abbie Cornish' performance in this soon.

Andrew K. said...

Nathaniel why are you such a goodie. I could never give away my books. Toys, clothes, even...DVDS...but never my books. I still have traumatic memories of my mother forcing me.

PS. Bright Star contest only available to Americans? Tut tut tut Jane Campion.

Michael B. said...

I just watched the movie last night and I too have to say I am fond of it.

I liked the performances a tiny bit more than the film itself but both were great.

Kent said...

I am dying to see it. Nathaniel, I really cannot wait to hear your thoughts on the film, especially Abbie Cornish ;)


andrew... my contests are always open to all countries.

Kurtis O said...

One of the best movies of the year. Beautiful and romantic in every way. I had chills.

Phil said...

Go for the A-! It deserves it.

amir_uk said...

Can someone please start bigging up Ben Whishaw? Why is it all about Abbie Cornish with this film? Genuinely, is she just better here? Granted, I have yet to see the film - will do at the LFF in a couple of weeks, can't wait, eek! - but Whishaw is, like, one of our greatest young actors out there. He fashioned a classic Macbeth at the Old Vic five years ago which had everyone raving. I thought he'd be racking up the film plaudits by now...

adam k. said...

It's sort of a Shakespeare in Love situation where it's really about the girl, not the famous writer. Except in this case, it's even more about the girl than it was there. Ben Whishaw is actually kind of objectified, which is nice because he's delicious, but it doesn't help him give as great a performance as Abbie.

Best actor worthy? Not sure. Best sexpot worthy? Absolutely.

PG suppressed period romance is sooooo sexy.