Bright Star (2009) short review


Very well made Jane Campion film about Fanny Brawne, lover of poet John Keats.  I liked it as much as I can, given that (I’m sorry!!) I’m just not a fan of poetry and sickly romantics.  I know, I suck!  If you’re into that sort of thing, you’re going to love this.  Clothing plays a really interesting role in the film, as Fanny makes her own, very fashion-forward, clothes, and there are some really interesting outfits that are far more interesting than your average white-cotton Regency film.


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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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  1. Constance

    I just watched it again tonight…I like it because I love most anything set in 19th century. The pink gown is quite memorable, not sure of its accuracy but she looked lovely in it. At least before the downpour…