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Bright Star (film) Quotes

Bright Star (film) is a television show that first aired in 1970 . Bright Star ended its run in 1970.

It features Jan Chapman as producer, Mark Bradshaw (composer) in charge of musical score, and Greig Fraser as head of cinematography.

Bright Star (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of Bright Star (film) is 119 minutes long. Bright Star (film) is distributed by Apparition (company) (USA).

The cast includes: Ben Whishaw as John Keats, Abbie Cornish as Fanny Brawne, Paul Schneider as Charles Armitage Brown, Thomas Sangster as Mrs. Brawne, and Antonia Campbell-Hughes as Abigail.

Bright Star (film) Quotes

Paul Schneider as Charles Armitage Brown

  • (Paul Schneider) "I failed John Keats. I did not know til now how tightly he wound himself around my heart."
  • (Paul Schneider) "Mr. Keats is composing and does not want disturbing."
  • (Abbie Cornish) "It's my finding in the business of disturbing, you're the expert."
  • (Thomas Sangster) "Fanny, why not speak to one of us you hold in higher favor?"
  • (Abbie Cornish) "I'm praising him."

Abbie Cornish as Fanny Brawne

  • (Abbie Cornish) "I still don't know how to work out a poem."
  • (Ben Whishaw) "A poem needs understanding through the senses. The point of diving into a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore but to be in the lake, to luxuriate in the sensation of water. You do not work the lake out, it is a experience beyond thought. Poetry soothes and emboldens the soul to accept the mystery."
  • (Abbie Cornish) "I love mystery."
  • (Abbie Cornish) "My stitching has more merit and admirers that your two scribblings put together."
  • (Ben Whishaw) "Good bye, minxstress."
  • (Abbie Cornish) "And I can make money from it."
  • (Abbie Cornish) "Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art; / Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night / And watching, with eternal lids apart, / Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite, / The moving waters at their priestlike task / Of pure ablution round earth's human shores, / Or gazing on the new soft-fallen masque / Of snow upon the mountains and the moors; / No; yet still stedfast, still unchangeable / Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast, / To feel for ever its soft swell and fall, / Awake for ever in a sweet unrest, / Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath, / And so live ever; or else swoon in death."

Ben Whishaw as John Keats

  • (Ben Whishaw) "Forlorn. the very word is like a bell / To toll me back from thee to my sole self. / Adieu. the fancy cannot cheat so well / As she is fam'd to do, deceiving elf. / Adieu. adieu. thy plaintive anthem fades / Past the near meadows, over the still stream, / Up the hill-side; and now 'tis buried deep / In the next valley-glades: / Was it a vision, or a waking dream? / Fled is that music:; Do I wake or sleep?"
  • (Ben Whishaw) "I had such a dream last night. I was floating above the trees with my lips connected to those of a beautiful figure, for what seemed like an age. Flowery treetops sprung up beneath us and we rested on them with the lightness of a cloud."
  • (Abbie Cornish) "Who was the figure?"
  • (Ben Whishaw) "I must have had my eyes closed because I can't remember."
  • (Abbie Cornish) "And yet you remember the treetops."
  • (Ben Whishaw) "Not so well as I remember the lips."
  • (Abbie Cornish) "Whose lips? Were they my lips?"
  • (Ben Whishaw) "In what stumbling ways a new soul is begun."
  • (Ben Whishaw) "Touch has a memory."
  • (Abbie Cornish) "I know it."
  • (Ben Whishaw) "It ought to come like leaves to a tree, or it better not come at all."

Thomas Sangster as Mrs. Brawne

  • (Thomas Sangster) "Mr. Keats knows he cannot like you, he has no living and no income."
  • (Thomas Sangster) "Hello, Joy."
  • (Unnamed) "Hello."
  • (Thomas Sangster) "Is all well?"
  • (Unnamed) "Very good, thank you."
  • (Unnamed) "Fanny wants a knife."
  • (Thomas Sangster) "What for?"
  • (Unnamed) "To kill herself."

Antonia Campbell-Hughes as Abigail

  • (Antonia Campbell-Hughes) "Mr. Brown has said that I could learn to read still. I said to him, "Sure, what would I read?" And he said, "Abigail, even the Bible is not so dull as you might believe." And that in the Songs of Solomon there're some bits so juicy they'd make even a churchman blush. And he said that when I get down to reading myself I will see he tells not one word of a lie."

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