Sylvia Plath: Inside the Bell Jar (2018)

TV Movie   |    |  Documentary, Biography


The story of Sylvia Plath's seminal novel The Bell Jar as well as the parallels between her life and the book. The film includes an exclusive testimony from Sylvia Plath's daughter Frieda Hughes about her mother.


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Teresa Griffiths

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20 May 2019 | changwei3037
7
| Well made but incomplete
I was amazed by the quality of the documentary and enjoyed the film very much. It provides a clear look into Sylvia Plath's youth and early life without avoiding some issue that seems a little bit intimate. It also illustrates the social environment, the condition, and general sense of the time when she grown up in the 50's. Generally speaking an informative and intriguing document. The only thing that bugs me is the ending and how the relationship between her and Ted Hughes was presented. I do know there are these conflicting views between the two sides of the Atlantic ocean, and there is this view that her suicide is the result of a more deeper, pervasive psychological issue, but simply stating that "her marriage with Ted Hughes has ended" without any detail is strikingly incomprehensible. I couldn't quite understand how an event which has such a fundamental psychological impact on one's life can be (probably) intentionally ignored in such a context. But maybe, just maybe, we don't have to mention that because we all know what happened?

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Documentary | Biography

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Release Date:

11 August 2018

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK

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