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Bright Star

Finally saw a movie again.  It’s been a long dry spell, but I managed to catch Bright Star, the story of Keats unconsummated love affair with Fanny Brawne.  I’ve only seen one other Jane Campion movie — The Piano, and I didn’t much like it.  It was beautifully filmed, but I hated every character in the film. 

This movie I liked a great deal.  The look of it was absolutely phenomenal, and it was touching and sad.  These two very young people who can never really be together, and this great talent that was cut short at age 25.

After the film I reflected back on 2009, and realized I had only really liked three films so far — Up, Julie and Julia and now Bright Star.  The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 was okay, but not great, and they spoiled it with this shoot out action ending that wasn’t needed.

I wonder if they’re going to cram a lot of really good movies into this final two months, or if there are any great movies waiting in the wings?

I’m frustrated because I love a good action movie.  I just haven’t seen one since Iron Man.  Or Blood Diamond which had a really intense core story, but some great action.

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