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Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #156

Kick-Back Friday: #156


Bright Star (2009): What may at first seem like a competent, if formulaic, period piece by Jane Campion (The Piano) becomes, in actuality, a moving portrait of an all-consuming love between poet John Keats and his muse Fanny Brawne. And what ever-so-subtly invigorates Bright Star is Abbie Cornish’s deft portrait of the stylish Brawne, who transforms from a vain, insecure teenager to a worthy subject of the best lines of Romantic literature.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.