Thursday, July 30, 2009

There is a holiness to the hearts affection…

Oh Jane Campion…what a marvel this women is. Her newest cinematic release, Bright Star, which premiered in May at the Cannes Film Festival and is slated for limited release for September 2009, looks absolutely stunning. This film follows a three-year romance between John Keats and Fanny Brawne. The synopsis, written by Campion which appears in a most amazing website for the film says this:

“London 1818; a secret love affair begins between 23 year old English poet, John Keat, and the girl nest door, Fanny Brawne, an out spoken student of high fashion.
This unlikely pair began at odds, he thinking her a stylish minx, while she was unimpressed not only his poetry but also by literature in general.
However, when Fanny heard that Keats was nursing his seriously ill younger brother, her efforts to help touched Keats and when she asked him to teach her about poetry he agreed. The poetry soon became a romantic remedy that worked not only to sort their differences but also to fuel an impassioned love affair.
When Fanny’s alarmed mother and Keats’ best friends finally awoke to their attachment the relationship already had an unstoppable momentum. Intensely and helplessly absorbed in each other, the young lovers were swept deeply into powerful new sensations, “ I have the feeling as if I were dissolving,” Keat wrote to her. Together they rode a wave of romantic obsession that only deepened as their troubles mounted.
When Keats fell ill a year later, the two young lovers faced not marriage but separation. In Keats’s own poignant words “forever panting and forever young.” ”

How beautiful; Campion wrote the screenplay at which the title of this post belongs to. Watch the trailer below. There is no way anyone should miss this.

Keep an Eye Out For...

Tron Legacy (2011)

Hold the gasps, but this might actually be a pretty awesome remake. This trailer is proof that this one will surely be aesthetically pleasing. Despite that I am the first to opt for less remakes, sequels and prequels I must say I am rather impressed by this trailer and am quite excited for this to come out. Writer Sam Lanckton wrote an article for Moving Pictures Magazine called "Revenge of the 80s" you should check it out. Hopefully it might help you make up your mind about your feelings on the upcoming remakes slated for the next few years(which incidentally hail from the 80s for the most part). All in all Tron Legacy looks pretty cool and I want to see it based purely on this trailer above...and some zen Jeff Bridges ever now and again isn't gonna hurt anyone either. ;)
Live long, prosper, and keep movie-going!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Can We Please Get Excited for This...ASAP

Wes Anderson's The Fantastic Mr. Fox
adapted from Roald Dahl novel of the same name.