08 April 2007

Jane Campion to direct adaptation of Keats' life as litbiopic frenzy continues unabated

"Rarely has death seemed so cruel yet so poetic. John Keats fell in love with Fanny Brawne when he saw her walking in her garden and was inspired to produce some of the most beautiful verse and love letters ever written. By the age of 25 he was dead, the world robbed of his genius by tuberculosis. Perhaps it was only a matter of time before such ingredients caught a filmmaker's eye."

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How come I can name two New Zealand filmmakers off the top of my head, but try as I might I cannot think of any filmmakers of Austrailian origin?

Nevermind, it's a rhetorical question.