Saturday, October 3, 2009

Youth and Poetry in "Bright Star"

"I think young people are probably more poetically inclined. I think they ... really want to connect. Connection is what being alive is, and they want to feel sane and create a sense of themselves and intimacy with others ... which is what Keats and his friends were doing, too, with letters however. My advice ...would be exactly the same ... its just to educate yourself [and] really build up your enthusiasm so that it's higher than your fear."

~ Jane Campion, writer and director


  1. Did you get to see it then? I didn't get the chance :(.

  2. I haven't yet, either. I've watched a lot of clips online - every day there're more and more! :D And I bought his complete poetic works yesterday. *sigh*