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|Emily Dickinson A Certain Slant of Light|
Actor: Julie Harris
Genres: Drama, Educational
Julie Harris (Academy Award® and eleven time Emmy® nominee) takes viewers into Emily Dickinson's everyday world in a small New England town to couple and contrast facts about the poet with her extraordinary, original insig... more »
Not for Everybody but a must for Dickinson fans!
Sylviastel | 05/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Julie Harris immortalized Emily Dickinson onstage, film, and television. Here, she is Julie Harris, a fan of the poet's work. She takes us on tour of Emily's hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts where she lived, worked, and wrote. We see her bedroom, the desk where she wrote, one of her famous white dresses which she wore continuously throughout the end of her life. We hear some of her poetry aloud by the wonderful Julie Harris who is clearly in awe of this woman's contributions to poetry and to our imagination. Emily's life may not have been to everybody's taste. She lived as a recluse at the Dickinson homestead and rarely ventured out into town. This video is named after one of her more famous poems. My junior students didn't care for it as much as I do because I think it showed that Emily did not live in such a small space. She moved between her home and her brother's home only next door. regardless, the discovery of her writing could have been destroyed but thank higher powers, the writings have been published to show the world about her extraordinary gift to poetry."