Poetics and Poetry Discussion
Maria Kamy Abdool
(1/24/2005 4:57:00 AM)
Yes, it was indeed a wonderful movie. Honestly, I had no idea it was about Sylvia Platt until I actually saw the movie, but it was splendid.
(1/4/2005 11:32:00 AM)
Yes, I did see the movie, and it was very moving - some of her poetry is very hard to read, not that it deals so much with death, but that it seems incoherent much of the time (drugs perhaps) , some of her stuff is brilliant though. Gwyneth did indeed do a great job of portraying Ms. Plath, but then, I expect little else from Ms. Paltrow, she is a wonderfully convincing actress. Another movie you might enjoy is the Dorothy Parker (the vicious circle) movie - her poetry is very witty with a cynical twist.
(12/9/2004 7:45:00 AM)
I agree. I was worried that I wouldn't enjoy it, being a long time Plath fan. However, I was extremely impressed at the passion with which Paltrow played her role.
(11/28/2004 6:59:00 PM)
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It was really well done, however, I thought they really brushed over her mental illness and severe depression. She had a haunted soul, and they made her out to be only possessive wife without touching on what really tormented her. They also said little about her father, which was such a driving force in her poetry.