| Sep 22, 2009
It happens every time filmmaker Jane Campion makes a "period piece." The director of The Portrait of a Lady, The Piano and the new 1820s-set drama Bright Star is thrown by the very costumes that she has decreed those starring in her "costume drama" must...
| Sep 25, 2009
John Keats' life, love and death make him a romantic cliche and a fine subject for a period romance in Bright Star.
Consider -- his now-revered poetry was scorned in his lifetime. He was genteel yet poor, dependent on the kindness of friends. He died...