PG | | Biography, Drama, Romance
The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life.
Jane Campion was a member of the jury at the 2007 Venice Film Festival and was especially impressed with The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), including Paul Schneider's performance in the film, so she offered him the role of Charles Armitage Brown in this film.
I still don't know how to work out a poem.
John Keats: A poem needs understanding through the senses. The point of diving in 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 ...
A boom mic is visible above Keats' head in the scene where he bids a final and constrained farewell to Fanny inside the foyer of the house on the morning he departs for Rome.
Ben Whishaw recites Keats' "Ode to a Nightingale" over the closing credits.
$189,703 (USA) (20 September 2009)
$4,444,637 (USA) (10 December 2009)