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Campion's 'Bright', Poetic Romance

Set in the 19th century, Jane Campion's Bright Star centers on the unconsummated affair of John Keats and his Hampstead neighbor. Reviewer David Edelstein says the film doesn't have a single less-than-perfect performance.


Film Director Julien Temple

Film director Julien Temple. His new film Pandaemonium is set in the 1880s and is about the relationship between two poets: William Woodsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Temple is one of the early pioneers of music videos, directing the Kinks, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, and Janet Jackson. He also directed documentaries. His other films include the 1995 Bullet and the 1999 Vigo.


The Visions of William Blake.

Novelist and biographer Peter Ackroyd. He's written nine novels and and biographies of Charles Dickens and T.S. Eliot. His latest biography is of the 18th century poet, painter and engraver William Blake. It's "Blake: A Biography," (Alfred A. Knopf)

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