A QUIET PASSION REVIEWED
“A Quiet Passion” doesn’t care if you can’t follow the film. Dialogue and comedic style flies so fast that it’s hard to believe you’re watching a movie about Emily Dickinson. Naturally, this is a slow moving film. But, director Davies spends his times understanding the oddity of the Dickinson family. The group makes odd choices that play around with broad ideas and show the dour side of Intelligent folk. That being said, it’s not going to be a film for the masses.
Hopefully, Cynthia Nixon is remembered at Awards time for her turn in the lead. Playing this reserved types doesn’t always allow for a huge audience response. What Nixon does as Dickinson is find the truth behind the famous poet. She was a full woman, but one that was saddened by her station in the 19th century. The fact that the film is willing to spend so much time in Dickinson’s head is amazing. My only nitpick is that the scenes with younger Emily Dickinson don’t inform the later years like they seem to think it does.
- Poems Recited
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track