6 thoughts on “Emily Dickinson’s Quiet Passion

  1. Yes I am. I was impressed with how much Ms Nixon conveyed Emily’s quiet rebellion, her passion, her snarking comments and how she questioned everything from God to well God. It was done respectfully coming from Emily Dickinson’s questing nature which was given a voice through her poetry.

    I’m also not sure I by the director’s comment about dirt and sweat et al as Dickinson’s family was well off but not rich. She might have changed her garments a couple of times during the day. Englishwoman of the gentry did and so did their American counterparts.

  2. I haven’t seen it yet, but I did go to see the recent exhibit at the Morgan Library last spring about Emily Dickinson which had several of her dresses and her poetry and letters. It was fantastic to see them up close and personal.

  3. The costumes jumped around in the time frame so much, it was hard to figure out what amount of time had passed. 50s collars on late 60s dresses for example. The dance scene early on captured the problem perfectly– each of the women was in a different decade’s style. Dreadful.

  4. I like Dickinson’s work but I’m not a huge fan. I LOVED this movie. It was funny, dramatic, and beautiful.

    As a frock flick, yeah, it left a few things to be desired, but overall I thought the costumes did well at enhancing the characters and they were accurate enough.

  5. Finally got around to watching. Like Elizabeth I like Dickinson’s work but am not a huge fan. IT seems rather self indulgent and probably feel the same about the film. Slow, art house films are my “thing” but at times it felt as though there was nothing being said, it was slow simply for the sake of it. The casting was excellent but it was Jennifer Ehle who really shone and left me wondering what became of Vinnie.
    Costumes wise I was pleased to see the women wearing detachable collars, a minor detail unless you have to launder one of those damned dresses. (It used to take me over an hour to iron my very simple 1850s dress), which is often overlooked in more recent period dramas. Nothing jarred so that is a positive.

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