Crafting a film based on letters and poems is the most interesting aspect of the process of making Bright Star. Campion had the challenge of not only trying to find ways to input the letters and poetry into the film but also had to create the scenes that inspired Keats to write these pieces. The plight of uncertainty that shrouds the accurate telling of history was not a factor when Campion wrote the screenplay as she borrowed from Keats’ idea of “negative capability” in which Keats stated th...
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...ce left by John Keats, Campion manages to tell the story of a brief moment in Fanny Brawne’s life as well as being faithful to Keats’ writings.
Bright Star. Dir. Jane Campion. Perf. Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider. Sony Pictures, 2009. DVD.
Keats, John. Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne. New York: Penguin Books, 2009. Print.
Keats, John. “To George and Thomas Keats.” The Norton Anthology of English Literature Eighth Edition. Ed. Alfred David, et al. New York: Norton & Company, 2006. 942-943. Print.
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Tobias, Scott. "Jane Campion | Film | Interview | The A.V. Club ." The A.V. Club . N.p., 22 Sept. 2009. Web. 28 Feb. 2011.
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