22/06/2021     |     Film

A Sketch at Every Turn - Chapter 3

Byron's "She Walks in Beauty" captures the impact that comes with being in the presence of beauty. Physical human beauty, but also the beauty of one's ideas, inspirations and muses of other kinds. This filmic reimagining of the poem starring Luke Christian and Hayley Reeve pictures Turner hearing his neighbour singing and being transported to a beautiful garden where he begins sketching. The neighbour is singing the words to a Byron poem celebrating feminine beauty, and Turner and the neighbour share a moment appreciating the aesthetics of the world around them: sunlight, flowers, colours, people, poetry. The shifting chords and fluid melodies of the soundtrack are performed by Patrick Dexter and vocalist Queenelle.