Sylvia

Sylvia

DVD - 2004
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Based on the real-life story of poet Sylvia Plath. A woman finds her marriage to a famous poet beginning to strain, and funnels her energies and passions into her own writing.
Publisher: Montreal : Alliance Atlantis, c2004
Branch Call Number: DVD 811.54092 Plath 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 114 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

The stars go waltzing out in blue and red,
And arbitrary blackness gallops in:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed
And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

God topples from the sky, hell's fires fade:
Exit seraphim and Satan's men:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I fancied you'd return the way you said,
But I grow old and I forget your name.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

I should have loved a thunderbird instead;
At least when spring comes they roar back again.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.”

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

great movie but alot of bad romance

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Lapierre
Nov 29, 2010

I brought this DVD back already.

nadian Nov 17, 2008

If it is an accurate portrayal of Sylvia Plath, this is a superb film!

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nadian Nov 17, 2008

Sexual Content: Explicit scenes.

nadian Nov 17, 2008

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

nadian Nov 17, 2008

Violence: Brief moments of domestic violence.

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nadian Nov 17, 2008

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1932, Plath developed a precocious talent as a writer, publishing her first poem when she was only eight years old. That same year, tragedy introduced itself into her life as Plath was forced to confront the unexpected death of her father. In 1950, she began studying at Smith College on a literary scholarship, and while she was an outstanding student, she also began suffering from bouts of extreme depression. Following her junior year, she attempted suicide for the first time. Plath survived, and, in 1955, she was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to study in England at the University of Cambridge. While in Great Britain, Plath met Ted Hughes, a respected author, who would later become the British Poet Laureate. The two fell in love and married in 1956. Marriage, family and a growing reputation as an important poet nonetheless failed to bring Plath happiness. She became increasingly fascinated with death, a highly visible theme in her later poetry and her sole novel, The Bell Jar. After Hughes left her for another woman, her depression went into a tailspin from which she never recovered.

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