PG | | Biography, Drama, Romance
The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life.
The film shot for one day in Rome. Keats' funeral procession was the last scene to be filmed and the only scene of the film not shot in the UK. This exterior location, in Piazza di Spagna, is the actual residence Keats stayed, and died, in. It now houses the Keats - Shelley House museum.
Margaret 'Toots' Brawne:
My sister has met the author and she wants to read it for herself to see if he's an idiot or not.
When Severn drinks from his teacup, he spills tea into his saucer. In the next shot, the same sequence is unintentionally repeated from a different angle.
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)
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