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Movie Preview: Jane Campion's Bright Star

Movie Preview: Jane Campion's Bright Star

Director Jane Campion won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for The Piano (she was nominated for Best Director as well, losing out to Steven Spielberg for Schindler's List), and the trailer for her next film, Bright Star, already has some tongues wagging about "Oscar bait." The rich, dreamy quality to the film is certainly appealing, and the two stars at the center of the story, Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw, make for a sweet romantic pair. Whishaw plays the poet John Keats, "the dreamer," who falls in love with "a realist," Fanny Browne (Cornish).

The trailer is already lovely on its own; I can't wait to see the whole movie when it opens Sept. 18 (here in San Francisco, anyway). To take a peek at Bright Star, read more.

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