First up is Bright Star directed by Jane Campion (in theatres Sept 18). Bright Star is about the love affair between poet John Keats and his neighbour Fanny Brawne. It looks so romantic!
The title comes from Keats' poem of the same name.
Bright Star, would I were steadfast as thou art -Another one I think looks interesting is The Picture of Dorian Gray. This is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite writers, Oscar Wilde. The story is about a young, good-looking man who has his portrait painted by a friend. That portrait ages and becomes uglier while Dorian retains all his outer beauty.
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night,
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like Nature's patient sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors-
No-yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever-or else swoon to death.
There is an old black and white film adaptation. I can't believe it's taken so long for someone to make an updated version. I hope it isn't changed too much though. This one will hit theatres Sept 9th.
Any movies with a bookish theme you're looking forward to?