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* EmbarrassingNickname: Frances ''Fanny'' Brawne. Although Keats has a kid sister and a (dead) mother with the same name, so he's in no position to mock her. Also Margaret ''Toots'' Brawne, Fanny's kid sister.

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* EmbarrassingNickname: Frances ''Fanny'' "Fanny" Brawne. Although Keats has a kid sister and a (dead) mother with the same name, so he's in no position to mock her. Also Margaret ''Toots'' "Toots" Brawne, Fanny's kid sister.


Written and directed by JaneCampion, who had previously directed ''Film/ThePiano''.

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Written and directed by JaneCampion, Creator/JaneCampion, who had previously directed ''Film/ThePiano''.


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* BloodFromTheMouth: Fanny finds out that Keats is ill when she finds blood-stained linen (he's not seen coughing blood at that point, but the implications are pretty clear).


''Bright Star'' is a BioPic based on the last three years of the life of Creator/JohnKeats, the great Romantic Era poet who died of tuberculosis at the ripe old age of twenty-five. In particular, it views Keats through the lens of his [[TheMuse muse]] and LoveInterest, Fanny Brawne. Abbie Cornish stars as Brawne, and Creator/BenWhishaw co-stars as Keats.

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''Bright Star'' is a BioPic {{Biopic}} based on the last three years of the life of Creator/JohnKeats, the great Romantic Era poet who died of tuberculosis at the ripe old age of twenty-five. In particular, it views Keats through the lens of his [[TheMuse muse]] and LoveInterest, Fanny Brawne. Abbie Cornish stars as Brawne, and Creator/BenWhishaw co-stars as Keats.


* TVGenius: A rare BioPic about a towering genius that somehow manages to [[AvertedTrope avert]] this trope. It may help that we view him chiefly through Brawne's eyes, and she admits she doesn't know much about poetry. It almost definitely helps, in [[AvertedTrope averting]] the more {{egregious}} TVGenius tropes, that Keats is portrayed as a [[AbsentMindedProfessor forgetful]], [[{{Angst}} distracted]] ShrinkingViolet / TheQuietOne -- whether or not that's a realistic assessment -- rather than a [[PungeonMaster plentiful fount of wit]] like his friend Brown.

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* TVGenius: A rare BioPic about a towering genius that somehow manages to [[AvertedTrope avert]] this trope. It may help that we view him chiefly through Brawne's eyes, and she admits she doesn't know much about poetry. It almost definitely helps, in [[AvertedTrope averting]] the more {{egregious}} {{JustForFun/egregious}} TVGenius tropes, that Keats is portrayed as a [[AbsentMindedProfessor forgetful]], [[{{Angst}} distracted]] ShrinkingViolet / TheQuietOne -- whether or not that's a realistic assessment -- rather than a [[PungeonMaster plentiful fount of wit]] like his friend Brown.


* HerHeartWillGoOn: Not within the movie, which presents Brawne as deeply and inexorably in love with Keats. The RealLife Fanny Brawne married someone else, had children, and lived on another four decades after Keats' death-- but only after she had been in mourning for him for six years.

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* HerHeartWillGoOn: Not within the movie, which presents Brawne Fanny as deeply and inexorably in love with Keats. The RealLife Fanny Brawne married someone else, had children, and lived on another four decades after Keats' death-- but only after she had been in mourning for him for six twelve years.


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* DownerEndingDownerEnding: Keats goes to Italy, hoping that the warmer climate will improve his condition and he can marry Fanny when he returns. Instead, he dies there and Fanny is left devastated.


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* FakeBrit: Paul Schneider as Brown. Look past the beard and you just might recognize [[Series/ParksAndRecreation Mark Brendanawicz]].


* DawsonCasting: Keats ages from twenty-two at the beginning of the film to twenty-four when we see him depart for Italy; Brawne is eighteen when she meets Keats and twenty-one when he dies. Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish, who depicted them, were in their mid-to-late twenties.
** ...and 24 isn't mid-twenties?



** This is somewhat HavingAGayOldTime, as these nicknames were in use well into the 20th century.


* SpoiledSweet: Brawne, in the movie. Probably in RealLife, too, although it's [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation also possible]] she really ''was'' AlphaBitch.


* AlphaBitch: Brown worries that Brawne is a AlphaBitch. Initially, Keats shares his concern. Turns out instead she's SpoiledSweet. (Although in RealLife, they just might have been correct.)

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* AlphaBitch: Brown worries that Brawne is a an AlphaBitch. Initially, Keats shares his concern. Turns out instead she's SpoiledSweet. (Although in RealLife, they just might have been correct.)not malicious.


* CostumePorn: Personified in one Fanny Brawne, the Coco Chanel of early-nineteenth-century Hampstead. (The film was nominated for an AcademyAward for Best Costume Design.)

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* CostumePorn: Personified in one Fanny Brawne, the Coco Chanel of early-nineteenth-century Hampstead. (The film was nominated for an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Costume Design.)


''Bright Star'' is a BioPic based on the last three years of the life of Creator/JohnKeats, the great Romantic Era poet who died of tuberculosis at the ripe old age of twenty-five. In particular, it views Keats through the lens of his [[TheMuse muse]] and LoveInterest, Fanny Brawne. Abbie Cornish stars as Brawne, and BenWhishaw co-stars as Keats.

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''Bright Star'' is a BioPic based on the last three years of the life of Creator/JohnKeats, the great Romantic Era poet who died of tuberculosis at the ripe old age of twenty-five. In particular, it views Keats through the lens of his [[TheMuse muse]] and LoveInterest, Fanny Brawne. Abbie Cornish stars as Brawne, and BenWhishaw Creator/BenWhishaw co-stars as Keats.


* UpperClassWit: Keats rails against these (and, by extension, against Brawne) while defending his friend Brown against Brawne's claim that Brown doesn't know how to be a wit.


''BrightStar'' is a BioPic based on the last three years of the life of Creator/JohnKeats, the great Romantic Era poet who died of tuberculosis at the ripe old age of twenty-five. In particular, it views Keats through the lens of his [[TheMuse muse]] and LoveInterest, Fanny Brawne. Abbie Cornish stars as Brawne, and BenWhishaw co-stars as Keats.

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''BrightStar'' ''Bright Star'' is a BioPic based on the last three years of the life of Creator/JohnKeats, the great Romantic Era poet who died of tuberculosis at the ripe old age of twenty-five. In particular, it views Keats through the lens of his [[TheMuse muse]] and LoveInterest, Fanny Brawne. Abbie Cornish stars as Brawne, and BenWhishaw co-stars as Keats.



* {{Melodrama}}: When it's not trying to be a RomanticComedy, BrightStar is well-done but unapologetic {{melodrama}}.

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* {{Melodrama}}: When it's not trying to be a RomanticComedy, BrightStar Bright Star is well-done but unapologetic {{melodrama}}.

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