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Poster Watch: One Day's Hathaway and Sturgess in the Clinch

by Anne Thompson
February 15, 2011 7:39 AM
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Clearly director Lone Scherfig's follow-up to An Education is worth anticipating, so I am eager to check out her upcoming Brit romance One Day. Focus Features has released a nostalgic new poster that conjures up references to vintage photos of Bob Dylan and that iconic VJ Day photograph (see below). Anything else? UPDATE: I've added the famous Robert Doisneau kiss photo and Weegee's "Lovers at the Palace Theatre," c. 1940.

Anne Hathaway stirred some local resistance to the idea of her playing a working class Northern Brit--but even diehard Bridget Jones Diary fans came around to American Renee Zellweger playing their zaftig heroine. Hathaway co-stars with Jim Sturgess (here's my The Way Back flip cam interview) in this Focus Features release (July 8) adapted by David Nicholls from his bestseller about a London couple who meet as students in the 80s and stay in touch for 20 years. Scherfig told The Guardian:

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"It's definitely a warmer interpretation of Emma because Emma is more provincial and shy and sometimes overcompensating. Anne is a very warm actress. She has the warmth of Elizabeth Taylor or Judy Garland … I love Emma as she is in the book, obviously, but I also love Anne Hathaway's version of her."

[Hat Tip: Cinema Blend. ]

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  • Koto | February 17, 2011 9:01 AMReply

    Hahaha @GL,you are right.I'm not native.My English is just By the way,I hope it's good news for you.Never Let Me Go's composer(Rachel Portman) also scores One Day^^.

  • GL | February 17, 2011 3:57 AMReply

    Hahaha @Koto, you can't be a young actor for a long time ahahah ^>^. But yeah lovely poster, amazing work, can't wait to see this. Will this be Never Let Me Go for me? I hope so^>^

  • Koto | February 16, 2011 5:34 AMReply

    I read the book.Actually this poster captures OD perfectly.Focus Features did a great job.I think there is a reason why OD poster is like this.I love this poster.It's perfect.If I didn’t read the book,I think still I will love this poster.It's lovely and beautiful.

    I heard OD is a really good film.I think and hope many people will love this film for a long time,not only buzzed during awards season.It's a great story.By the way,I'm sorry,I couldn’t post the comment to the Jim Sturgess interview on last December.Thanks so much for this amazing interview,Anne.Every Jim fan says it's a best interview for a long time. Please keep an eye on him in the future. I think 2011 is the Year for many people to finally Discover JIM STURGESS,best young actor for a long time.

  • DavidC | February 16, 2011 5:24 AMReply

    Every other American TV show now has a British star putting on a yank accent. Even Superman, for Christ's sake! And they're complaining about this? I have a couple of ripe Anglo Saxon expressions that might be apt here.

  • Matt Riviera | February 15, 2011 7:51 AMReply

    I think it also refences Doisneau's classic 1950 photograph Le Baiser (The

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