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Getting nervous about 'Bright Star.'

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I don't know. The website only has so much (read: nothing useful whatsoever), and IMDB is equally useless. The release date is for 2009, and it only says UK next to it, so I wonder if it'll be given a run-through there before an American release. (I WOULD DIE OF ANTICIPATION AND ANGER.)

Does anyone have any thoughts/information/previously unknown details about this?

Also...Ben Whishaw...Well, I wasn't sure at first but I do think it will work well enough.

Also, anyone on AIM and wanna fangirl over Keats ever? My AIM is 'JimSturgessIsHot.' I need more Junkets fangirls to giggle with!

Found this on DeviantArt and had to share:

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On October 6th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC), fambrena commented:
The movie is being distributed internationally by Pathe!, so it may take longer to get over here in an official version. It will, hopefully, be on surfthechannel well before that.
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On October 6th, 2008 05:07 am (UTC), zuz211 commented:
I too am worried about it not making it here, but I'm hoping it at least gets a limited release (and then grows if it does well?). I live in NYC, so if it does get a limited release, it's almost sure to come here. And then it will at least be on dvd here. Pathe is the same company that gave us The Queen, and that did pretty well here, so that might be a good sign.

The cartoon is adorable. Feel free to say hello and chat on AIM about Keats - my SN is the same as my username here.

OK, must go - I'm supposed to be on LJ hiatus while prepping for my PhD orals, but I couldn't resist responding to a Keats post.
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On October 6th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC), somekindofcross replied:
I'm in Chicago, so I imagine we'd get it here alright if NYC does. Woot! :)

I saved ya on AIM for future snuggleKeats fangirling!
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On October 7th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC), zuz211 replied:
Yay! I'll look out for you on AIM.
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On October 7th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC), somekindofcross replied:
I'm on right now! Find meeee?
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On October 6th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC), fambrena replied:
! Good luck on your orals! Is this the thesis defense, or fields/comps?
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On October 7th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC), zuz211 replied:
Thanks! The orals are basically the halfway point of the Ph.D. program. I have to write two essays (due this Friday - argh) and then in about another month have a two hour exam on my major field (19th C. Brit Lit) and two minor fields (18th C novel and 19th C History of the Book in Britain). After this, though, I fortunately get to start my dissertation, in which Keats will no doubt play a significant part!
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On October 7th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC), fambrena replied:
Ugh, sounds terrifying. I sit my comps at the end of next summer, and my major field exam a few months after that; thankfully, only the latter involves an oral component. My university doesn't do minor field exams, which is a blessing as mine's Anglo-Saxon...

Anyway, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you. I just watched everyone in the year ahead of me go through the comps wringer, so I feel for ya!
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On October 7th, 2008 06:36 am (UTC), zuz211 replied:
It is terrifying! Though yours doesn't sound like a bed of roses, either. What is your major field? Yeah, I would not want to be tested on anything Anglo Saxon, even if I minored in it! My roommate is a medievalist, and I don't think even she does Anglo Saxon stuff. Very cool that you do, though.
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On October 8th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC), fambrena replied:
Ha, funny you should ask that. Until about a month ago, I was "officially" an Anglo-Saxonist. Realized that's not where my heart was, so now I'm a Romanticist. I'm writing my diss (hopefully!) on popular medial literature; one of our rare books libraries has a truly droolworthy collection of primary material in the history of medicine. I can totally get copies of the Astley Cooper lectures Keats attended!
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On October 8th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC), zuz211 replied:
Oh that's great! I'm all in favor of people becoming Romanticists! And history of medicine stuff is fascinating, especially in a field that has historically focused so much on mind rather than body. Good luck with your diss. I think mine is going to be on something to do with the Romantic poets' obsession with posterity in light of their engagement with ephemeral cultural modes. I'm not 100% decided, though.
Anyway, let me know if you ever want to talk professional stuff, or even do long distance dissertation support. I'm starting my proposal in the spring (provided I pass my comps), and while I have great people here, it's always good to get someone else's take.
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On October 8th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC), fambrena replied:
Long-distance diss support? Hells yes. It's always good to have an exterior perspective; departments have their comfort zones, and it's refreshing (not to mention necessary) to poke your head out of the bubble once in awhile.

Your topic sounds really interesting! Have you got that new Stanley Plumly book "Posthumous Keats"? (I swear to god, I do read---mainly---other Romantics, but the question of posterity looms *so* damn large with JK) I'm only a few chapters in, but Plumly purportedly focuses on Keats's contemporary reception and his immediately-posthumous "creation" as this tragic, Chatterton-dying-in-the-sunlight-with-a-rose-type. He also misreads Shelley's "Adonais," which is really interesting and productive in its own way...
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On October 6th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC), rampantwhistler commented:
I'm sure the film will get at least a limited release in the States. Jane Campion is a very well-respected director, so it would be pretty unlikely that any feature with her name on it would not make it over here in some capacity.

If you're looking for a little eye candy from the film, check out a gorgeous image here (Abbie Cornish as Fanny Brawne). I know there's another one floating around of Keats and Fanny together, but I can't seem to find it at the moment.
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On October 6th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC), somekindofcross replied:
Ooooh, thank you! I think I saw the other pic somewhere but don't remember where. Were they in the woods or some such?

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On October 6th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC), rampantwhistler replied:
Yes, it was definitely a Hampstead Heath in autumn/winter kind of setting.
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On October 6th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC), fambrena commented:
Pics!
I'm not sure I entirely approve of hipster!Keats:


Much better:
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On October 7th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC), somekindofcross replied:
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OMG NOOOOOOEZ!!! I WANT TO GRAB A RAZOR AND SHAVE HIM!!! Bad stubble! Bad!!!!
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On October 7th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC), fambrena replied:
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Awful, isn't it? To quote one of my friends: "I saw him at H&M."
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On October 7th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC), somekindofcross replied:
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That's just SO NOT RIGHT. Keats wouldn't even shop at H&M if he could. He'd be a proper hipster who could only afford thrift stores.

Le SIGH.
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On October 7th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC), somekindofcross replied:
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Also, they should switch hair colors? I think???
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On October 7th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC), zuz211 replied:
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Oh thanks for the pics! Ben Whishaw really is good, despite not looking much like Keats. I'm excited to see what he does with the role.
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On November 3rd, 2008 02:20 am (UTC), telegram_ commented:
haha, i am so late but - give ben whishaw a chance! he is an amazing actor, a very earnest actor, and he is the farthest thing from a "hipster" you will ever find. he is also a huge fan of keats already, which helps!
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