126 minute running time so at least 26 to 36 minutes too long. A W.D. By movie ... Terence Davies is gay, of course. The life and death of Emily Dickinson. Watched it at 2x because it's a period piece and talk talk talk. If you're interested in Dickinson, or poetry, or the lives of isolated, intelligent, upper class women in mid-19th C. New England (the "anguished artist"), then you might like it. Cynthia Nixon is well cast as the homely Dickinson, as is her attractive sister, Jennifer Ehle, who looks great for her age (my age).