måndag 11 januari 2010

Bright Star

Only sometimes in a decade such a magical film comes out where everything is just fantastic. Last time this happened was in 2007 when the masterpiece There Will Be Blood was released. This year it has actually happened more than once. There is:

  • Inglourious Basterds
  • The White Ribbon
  • (and partly) Avatar - if only the screenplay and the acting would be a little better, still it will probably make my #1
and now a small period drama called Bright Star has done it. It is perfectly crafted by Jane Campion, and you feel that she has put her heart and soul on this project. With a detailed story she tells us the love affair of the poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, masterly played by Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish. There love is not the most conventional one and has one big detractor, the John Keats working partner who is masterly played by Paul Schneider. Fannys family is always in her presence and her love-kinded mother is played by Kerry Fox. The story continues and so comes the end, which I'm not going to say much more then that Cornish is breathtaking.

The cinematography is gorgeous, the costume design is also. The music is a big part of the movie and gives it a very romantic and friendly feeling.

Grade: A/A-
Best Scene: The Forrest scene at Valentine.

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