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Movie Poster of the Week: "Bright Star"

Adrian Curry

“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.

 

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