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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,


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lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
yeah, I just think this whole starcrossed lovers/"based" on the life of a writer is so done and unoriginal (this is basically "Becoming Jane," but at least that had the wonderful James McAvoy). it annoys me to no end especially because Keats is my favorite poet and they are going to ruin it (they already ruined Shakespeare). plus, I really don't like Abbie Cornish...
Choco-cat Choco-cat 8 years
oh good, another movie about obsessive love. not surprised it's done by the same person who did The Piano.
flowergirl flowergirl 8 years
I usually love this type of movie, especially this period of history..but Abbie Cornish really rubs me the wrong way. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I just don't like her.
msmoney23 msmoney23 8 years
Meh, not my type of movie.
zeze zeze 8 years
ohhh I love these movies!!! They are never realeased in my theaters though, usually have to drive at least 40min or so to see one, while "Scary Movie" plays in 4 theater screens at once! Sarana, there is something weird about her face, but it makes me like it, I dunno why?
Sarana Sarana 8 years
It looks like a film I might like, but something in her face bothers me. I'll still watch it though!
sidra5397 sidra5397 8 years
I've generally liked his poetry even if he's not one of my favourite Romantics, so I might see this.
fashion4ward fashion4ward 8 years
I'm glad to finally see a trailer, now I want to see it even more. It looks so wonderful!
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 8 years
This looks lovely. I'm putting it on my must see list.
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