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Bright Star - 9/11/2009 8:55:34 PM   
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Bright Star - 9/11/2009 8:55:34 PM   


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In many ways Bright Star is a typical story about a doomed love affair. However Jane Campion has created something that emotionally involves its audience due to a well written script and some brilliant cinematography. Bright Star is a poetic vision of love and tragedy and may take two viewings to fully absorb, but its worth every minute.

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Super (Nova)!!!! - 10/11/2009 10:53:13 PM   
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The performances are excellent, i hope Abbie Cornish gets some sort of nomination for her efforts.
I loved the music, both bleak and evocative to the atmosphere of the film. It's both dreamy and grimey in terms of it's look,which I love. There are several moments of aloofness given in the film that whisked me away.
This has to be one of the most beautiful films of the decade in my opinion without a doubt.
Certainly up there with "New World" by Terrence Malick.
Period films aren't for everyone, but the story of love portrayed in Bright Star really is something to behold.
Tender, heartfelt and unrushed; yet the film doesn't drag and stays with you long after the credits have gone up.
Go See It.

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RE: Bright Star - 11/11/2009 9:58:23 PM   

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Beautifully filmed.  Brilliantly acted.  It might come on a little detached to be to everyone's tastes but I loved its austerity which assured this story-on-tramlines never segued into genre trappings.  

Another definite recommendation from this corner. 

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Back on track - 12/11/2009 12:25:30 AM   


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After her joke of a film, In the Cut anyone???? Jane Campion is back to what she knows best, Simple yet elegant story telling, Beautiful imagery, modest budget, and a Languid pace, which captures the essence of romance and the doomed love story between our vivacious lead and the penniless poet. Campion portrayed a beautfully detailed era, the awkward and tentative flirting in the beginning, the fleeting moments of happiness, and the doomed end, where grieving can become too much to bear, A riveting watch. GO SEE IT

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RE: Back on track - 13/11/2009 10:36:55 AM   
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I must confess Jane Campion does little for me (didn't particularly like the Piano, or the short she did when she was just starting out) but given the positive reviews and the subject matter I think I'll make the effort to see it next week.

Having said that, Paul Sneider's (or whatever his name is) Scottish accent sounds awful in the trailer...


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A Slow Moving Period Drama. - 21/3/2010 9:48:37 AM   
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Bright Star won't appeal to everyone, it is slow to start off and takes a good deal of time for the couple to be together. But it's a moving, beautiful and very emotional period drama. The main stars, Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish, protray their characters with passion with their doomed affair. When it's very near the end, you actully feel your heart breaking of the tradgey that affects not just the couple but the people around them. It has some amazing costumes and stunning scenery, has that feel of The New World where everything is taken in a slow pace while adding a wonderful world. Bright Star is worth a try.

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Bright Star indeed - 29/3/2010 10:40:21 PM   

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Moving, loving, sad, inspiring. The best love story of the year. Cornish is wonderful, where was her Oscar nod? Campion delivers again. Where was the critical and Oscar love for this darling little gem?

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RE: Bright Star - 9/4/2010 3:21:42 AM   

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This is getting  a bump from me cause it's a gem of a film and I spent last week in Rome.  And on the last day I went to the Protestant Cemetry below the Aventine and got my photo taken by Keat's grave.

I was also sitting on the Spanish Steps besides the house he lived on attached to the Steps.

So yeah, Campion's film is disregarded almost.  (A very arsey 3-star review for the dvd btw).  What does it take for a perfectly orchestrated, unpretentious, little movie to get its due? 

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