Bright Star

Below you will find written and video materials to supplement your experience with this film. Be aware that some essays and video essays may contain spoilers.

Critical Essays

Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness: Keats and Fanny Brawne (Roger Ebert)

Jane Campion’s subtle and measured film about Keats (Guardian)

Her Own Verse Enemy (Reverse Shot)

Underming Keats (New York Review of Books)

Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009) (Senses of Cinema)

Six Sonnets for Bright Star (Bright Wall/Dark Room)

Contextual Reading

Keats, Fanny Brawne, and his poem “Bright Star”

Jane Campion’s Bright Star (interview)

John Keats 1795-1821

The Romantics – The British Library

All 8 Jane Campion Films Ranked


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