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Saturday, November 02, 2019

The show finds Emily Dickinson (Hailee Steinfeld) in the 1850s as she struggles to follow her dreams of becoming a poet at a time when female writers were frowned upon. Her father Edward (Toby Huss) sours at the idea of people in Massachusetts finding out she's a writer, afraid of the shame she'll bring to their family.

Only two people support her ambitious desires: George Gould (Samuel Farnsworth), a local literary magazine editor who also wants to marry Emily, and Sue Gilbert (Ella Hunt), her best friend turned secret lover.

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Because I could not stop for Death "
He kindly stopped for me "
The Carriage held but just Ourselves "
And Immortality.

We slowly drove " He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His Civility "

We passed the School, where Children strove
At Recess " in the Ring "
We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain "
We passed the Setting Sun "

Or rather " He passed Us "
The Dews drew quivering and Chill "
For only Gossamer, my Gown "
My Tippet " only Tulle "

We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground "
The Roof was scarcely visible "
The Cornice " in the Ground "

Since then " 'tis Centuries " and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses' Heads
Were toward Eternity "

www.poetryfoundation.org

The 10 Best Emily Dickinson Poems

www.publishersweekly.com

Some won't like the teen angst of the show, but it's done fun and well, and her life there reflects more of what modern scholarship has shown about her.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-02 11:03 PM | Reply

"Howards End" meets "Bend it like Beckham" = boring.

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-03 03:56 PM | Reply

boring = Mattress

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-03 04:07 PM | Reply

I like Howards End. Great book, great writer. There are 2 good film adaptations of it. Never seen Beckham, probably never will. Dickinson does sound boring. Dickensian is really good, if you're a Dickens fan.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-03 04:36 PM | Reply

Never seen Beckham, probably never will.

Its about the oppression of women ......

Bend it like Beckham finds the protagonist in the 2000s as she struggles to follow her dreams of becoming a soccer player at a time when female soccer players were frowned upon. Her father, a misogynist sours at the idea of people in America finding out she's a soccer player, afraid of the shame she'll bring to their family.

Seriously ... its like BendItLikeBeckham only in HowardsEnd timeframe.

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-03 04:45 PM | Reply

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Now I'm definitely not going to watch it. Thanks for the warning.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-03 04:48 PM | Reply

Thanks for the warning.
#6 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

My pleasure ...

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-03 04:59 PM | Reply

boring = Mattress
#3 | POSTED BY CORKY

QFT!

Sailing despite its appearance is 99.99% of the time is boring or uneventful, with 0.01% of the time, moments of sheer terror.

Corky, if you ever are going to make it out to the club at OldCypress let me know ... see if I can't get you in for a few rounds for free.

#8 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-03 05:04 PM | Reply

Just watched the trailer for this series. Looks like feminutzi propaganda.

#9 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-03 05:15 PM | Reply

Mattress, Donald may have had his------------- on your Russian arse, but I wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire and I needed to pee.

Culturally, you are a near perfect reverse barometer.

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-03 08:15 PM | Reply

I'll wait until somebody on youtube chops it down to just the lesbian sex scenes.

#11 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-11-04 01:57 PM | Reply

#10 | POSTED BY CORKY

Be mad if it makes you feel better.

#12 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-04 02:02 PM | Reply

--I'll wait until somebody on youtube chops it down to just the lesbian sex scenes.

Not sure if even that could save this turkey.

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-04 02:12 PM | Reply

Not sure if even that could save this turkey.
#13 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

I'd watch Double Dong Poet Porn.

#14 | Posted by 6thPersona at 2019-11-04 09:12 PM | Reply

Anything that gets kids today interested in classic poetry is worth the effort.

Unless, of course, one is like Mattress and doesn't know what that is.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-05 01:12 AM | Reply

#14

Are you disappointed that Rogers has yet to dump you, Rexella?

Sounds like you are begging for his attention.

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-05 01:14 AM | Reply

#16
Don't fixate Cork. It'll make you see things that aren't there, believe things that aren't true.

#17 | Posted by 6thPersona at 2019-11-05 08:39 AM | Reply

Sounds like expert advice.

#18 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-05 12:00 PM | Reply

These types of reimaginations are usually insipid. All they do is give a woman today's sensibilities, send her back in time, and suddenly you've got a visionary. And what did these authors do to show Emily was ahead of her peers?

In the trailer, she gives someone a fist bump.

#19 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-11-05 12:21 PM | Reply

--she gives someone a fist bump.

Good grief. I missed that. When I want to see shows about interesting, intelligent women, I re-watch the numerous, excellent adaptations of Jane Austen, George Eliot, Edith Wharton, etc., as well as some Forster books like Howards End and A Room with a View.

#20 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-05 12:41 PM | Reply

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