AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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9/19/09

HE SAID, SHE SAID...Darn It: Pre-Feminist Women Artists Chanel And Fanny Reap What They Sew


HE SAID....BRIGHT STAR

In this romantic tragedy, Abbie Cornish shines as Fanny Brawne, an 18th century Victorian young feminist who earned a living sewing and making her own fashionable dresses. As an outspoken and opinionated person, she meets John Keats, who is brilliantly portrayed by Ben Whisaw...This is when and where Fanny Brawne comes into his life as a muse....

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Gerald Wright
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SHE SAID....COCO BEFORE CHANEL


While most biopics about women linked to legendary men focus on obsession and female neediness, the suspicion does arise, connected to a history of thwarted female lives through time - did these women desperately want to be with those men, or be them? Following in the path of musical assistant Anna Holtz in Agnieszka Holland's Copying Beethoven or more recently Jane Campion's Bright Star, about John Keats' worshipful lover in longing, Fanny Brawne, French director Anne Fontaine's Coco Before Chanel traces the troubled life of the famed clothing designer noted for an unstoppable drive to smash gender and garment ceilings alike.

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Prairie Miller

1 comment:

  1. the movie of PRINCESS KAIULANI,was very moving, a love story, with a beginning, middle and end. When we describe love, we tend to look at just the best parts and skip the ugly. Although the movie wasn't completely factual, it was a good depiction of how the time was and the politics of the day.

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