Speaking of whom -- and his beloved, the intelligent, creative, independent Fanny Brawne, whose movie this really is -- did you see Jane Campion's Bright Star? Lovely still from the film here. More info on Fanny and Keats here. So nice to see a new Jane Campion film. It had been a long while.
Speaking of movies, I saw Synecdoche, New York this weekend and am curious to know what people thought of it. I generally appreciate Kaufman's ambition and his willingness to confront big ideas, but I find the getting-there excruciating. "Synecdoche" was no exception.