#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1956, aspiring American poet Sylvia Plath meets fellow poet Edward Ted Hughes at Cambridge, where she is studying. Enthralled with the genius of his writing, Sylvia falls in love with him even before meeting him, and he quickly falls in love with her. They eventually marry. Sylvia quickly learns that others are also enthralled with her husband, for a combination of his good looks, charisma, fame and success. Sylvia lives in her husband’s professional shadow as she tries to eke out her own writing career, which doesn’t come as naturally to her as it does to Ted. She also suspects him of chronic infidelity. Both issues affect Sylvia’s already fragile emotional state, she who once tried to commit suicide earlier in her life. Through her pain and her anger, she does gain minor success as a writer, with a completed semi-autobiographical novel and a few well received collection of poems. Following, she tries to regain some happiness in her life with Ted, but has an alternate plan if that does not work out as she wants.
Plot: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
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Frustrated Poetess on the Cusp of “The Feminine Mystique”
“Sylvia” is not quite just a slow, straightforward bio-pic of poet Sylvia Plath. While screenwriter John Brownlow has a long background in TV documentaries, director Christine Jeffs has previously made a young woman’s mental disquiet dreamily visual in the superb New Zealand film “Rain.”
She has her “Rain” cinematographer John Toon bathe the entire film in a nostalgia-tinged amber glow, like the extended flashbacks to the young lovers in the Australian film “Innocence.” I think the point is to determinedly place Plath and her husband poet Ted Hughes into their specific time at the cusp before “The Feminine Mystique” put a name to Plath’s frustrations and contradictions as a Fulbright scholar – experimental poet turned wife and mother who ultimately turned on herself. (“Mona Lisa’s Smile” with Julia Roberts will evidently be dealing with a parallel time and place in a much more Hollywood interpretation.)
As played alternatively languid and aggressive by Gwyneth Paltrow and a Byronic Daniel Craig, they are an actively sensual couple, but notably not Bohemian. They are part of an intellectual but not counter-cultural set. While they are competing for editors’ accolades and print space, she’s setting her hair, arranging her pearls and cleaning house, like a proper Smith graduate of the time who is perfectly at home visiting her Boston mother (played by real-life mom Blythe Danner) and amidst the books of her late bee scholar father (My friend the PhD in English tells me that the original film title of “The Bee-Keeper’s Daughter” would have been fraught with much more significance about Plath’s obsessions.)
Hughes celebrates his first big break by asking her to marry him and kids follow one after the other; when they need money he looks to write a children’s series for the BBC. Yes, she gets more and more difficult and paranoid, but he is having affairs (and another child) as he attracts more fawning women acolytes.
An earlier suicide effort is referenced a couple of times yet her increasingly heightened mental imbalance as shown here could be post-partum depressions or a Laingian response that insanity is the only rational response to an insane, unfair world. (The film does not seem to side with her loyalist cult which Margaret Atwood satirizes in “The Blind Assassin”).
It is always difficult to show a writer at work, but I would have liked to hear more of her poetry than a few passing sentences.
Gabriel Yared’s music is lovely and unsentimental.
Star-crossed lovers .Cambridge poets’Fatal Attraction’.
There is a school of rather Philistine thought that espouses the proposition that the world needs poetry like a goldfish needs a pair of Nikes.Judging from other comments on “Sylvia” this is not a view shared by many of those who took the trouble to write about it,but perhaps it should be remembered the the mainstream moviegoer may consider it a little – well,perhaps esoteric is the word I’m looking for. It should not be a cause for great surprise therefore that it was hardly a box-office smash.Ostensibly a film about two self-absorbed,not particularly likable Cambridge graduates who screw each others lives up whilst poncing about in punts is going to appeal mainly to those to whom poncing about in punts is either an ambition or a fond memory. As you may have gathered from the aforegoing I am in no way qualified to discourse on the works of Mr Hughes and Ms Plath,but as human beings they had a shitload of problems.They were two people who should never have been allowed within a hundred miles of one another,their marriage swiftly became a disaster waiting to happen. Marital infidelity,mental decline,depression and suicide followed all too swiftly,establishing Ms Plath as an icon of the Feminism movement and reassuring its followers that all men are indeed bastards. “Sylvia” is competently enough made in most departments all though like other reviewers I found the use of music tiresome on several occasions. What it lacks is something to pull it out of the usual “two poets in love but destroying each other “rut.If Ted and Sylvia could have been played by Robert Mitchum and Lana Turner and Douglas Sirk persuaded to direct them I would have happily paid good money to see it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min), 1 hr 40 min (100 min) (USA), 1 hr 50 min (110 min) (USA), 1 hr 54 min (114 min) (Canada)
Genre Biography, Drama, Romance
Director Christine Jeffs
Writer John Brownlow (screenplay)
Actors David Birkin, Alison Bruce, Amira Casar, Daniel Craig
Awards 1 win.
Production Company BBC
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Arricam ST
Laboratory Atlab Film Laboratory, New Zealand, Technicolor
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 200T 5274)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)