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Poster Watch: Bright Star Heads Into Awards Season

by Anne Thompson
July 17, 2009 7:03 AM
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Here's the new poster for Jane Campion's Bright Star, which will follow its strong Cannes debut with likely September fest appearances in Telluride and Toronto. Bob Berney's soon-to-be-named new combine with River Road's Bill Pohlad will launch with this high-brow literary romance. The poster seems designed to showcase the film's gorgeous young lovers (Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw play Fannie Brawne and John Keats) in a contemporary way, without the usual ivy trellised period look. What do you think?

This critic-friendly film is a soft lob down the middle for Academy voters, methinks--as long as Berney & Co. tread carefully, deliver a modest hit, and don't make any mistakes. That's a tall order for such an austere, tragic, intelligent, gorgeously crafted British period piece. But if anyone can do it...


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