Quiet Passion

Viewers, especially true Emily Dickinson aficionados, have been much more divided, as you can see in the Amazon reviews. Some object to how she and her family are portrayed in the film, feeling that it took too many liberties.

New England in the midth century was a literary hothouse, overgrown with wild and exotic talents. Davies , whose work often blends public history and private memory, possesses a poetic sensibility perfectly suited to his subject and a deep, idiosyncratic intuition about what might have made her tick. To Dickinson — played in the long afternoon of her adult life by Cynthia Nixon — the enemy of poetry is obviousness.

It is a vice she finds particularly obnoxious in the work of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the reigning poet of the age.

The passion is not so quiet, really. Dickinson muses and ponders, yes, but she also seethes, scolds, teases and bursts out laughing. Five sublime sequences in Terence Davies films. Terence Davies on Ealing. The Book Group: Wuthering Heights. More about Terence Davies. Back to the top. Archive content sales and licensing. BFI book releases and trade sales. BFI Southbank purchases. Skip to main content. Search for mobiles. Main navigation for mobiles. In this section Get funding and support Search for projects funded by National Lottery Apply for British certification and tax relief Industry data and insights Inclusion in the film industry.

The Digital Edition and Archive quick link Log in here to your digital edition and archive subscription, take a look at the packages on offer and buy a subscription. Her father, Edward, portrayed with solemnity and an unavoidable touch of wryness by Keith Carradine , is a lawyer with liberal proclivities and possessed of some religious skepticism, not exactly an au courant view in Amherst polite society. That said, he is also quite conventional in his views of women and their place, albeit surprisingly indulgent of his children at times.

At supper with the now-adult Emily, played by Cynthia Nixon , he complains of a plate being dirty. Nonplussed, Emily picks up the plate and drops it to the floor, letting it shatter.

She tells dad it is not dirty anymore. He actually seems amused. The days of Amherst go by uneventfully enough at first. They stroll through gardens and go to teas and trade quips.

Emily publishes a scant poem or two in a local journal run by a friend of her fathers. Already have an account? Log in here. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Policies , and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.

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A Quiet Passion is a lovely exercise in tone, visual perfection, and stellar performances.

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  1. Oct 07,  · But 'A Quiet Passion', about 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson, is also full of it. Clearly, she used her talent not only to write poetry, but also to engage in spirited conversation. British director Terence Davies shows Dickinson as a person who refused to /10(K).
  2. Apr 14,  · A Quiet Passion offers a finely detailed portrait of a life whose placid passage may not have been inherently cinematic, but is made more affecting by Cynthia Nixon's strong performance. 91%92%.
  3. A Quiet Passion. () IMDb 2h 5min PG Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson, personifying the biting wit and staunch independence of the great American poet, who would not be recognized until after her death. Revered British director Terence Davies exquisitely evokes the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of the period with which Dickinson struggled .
  4. 'A Quiet Passion' is cinematic triumph in direction (every scene carefully designed), production (the period settings are beautifully structured and conveyed), and acting/5().
  5. Apr 14,  · (His film of John Kennedy Toole’s novel “The Neon Bible” was set in s Georgia.) Working from his own original screenplay, “A Quiet Passion” treats the life and the work of the poet Emily Dickinson, whose vast body of work was mostly unpublished in her lifetime.
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  8. Apr 13,  · “A Quiet Passion” suggests that the mixture of austerity and extravagance in her verse was shaped partly by an environment in which religious .
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