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Bright Star, Jane Campion’s film tells the love story of Keats, the great English romantic poet, and Fanny Brawne which inspired three of his finest poems Ode Grecian Urn was Ode on Melancholy and Ode to a Nightingale.
The shooting took place in April and May 2008 in Bedfordshire, England. Hyde House, near Luton, was the main location. Both houses were ideal for homes represent Hampstead: Wentworth House, the home Brown shares with Brawne, and Elm Cottage, where the Brawne family had previously lived.
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Keats House in Keats Grove, Hampstead, North London.
Bright Star by John Keats:
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 mask
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 fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever—or else swoon to death.