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Movie Poster of the Week: "Bright Star"

“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases...” This gorgeous French poster for Jane Campion’s Bright Star (which doesn't open in Paris until January) is quite a departure from the canoodling big heads of John Keats and Fanny Brawne on the US one-sheet, though the title treatment remains the same. At 47 by 63 inches (the French “grande” size) it must be a knockout. I love how the designers have darkened the field of lilacs, and Fanny’s dress, from the already lovely film still (see below), adding deep purples and blacks, giving it a richer, more painterly look. Enough to drive a man to poetry.

And now at once, adventuresome, I send
My herald thought into a wilderness:
There let its trumpet blow, and quickly dress
My uncertain path with green, that I may speed
Easily onward, thorough flowers and weed.


Beautiful pick from a beautiful film. I gotta say the US poster isn’t too bad as far as big-heads go. I rather like it.
thanks for posting, wonderful poster indeed :) cant wait for this film, opens on december 24 here in germany :D
I too prefer the French to the US design, and look forward to seeing the film. But surely these are bluebells not lilacs (they are in Wales anyway).
True, as far as big-heads go, the US poster isn’t that bad. But, agreed, the French did a much better job here.
Does anybody know what the typeface is for the title?

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