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Bright star - Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Jane Campion

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Movie propaganda

Bright star tells the story of John Keats the great romantic poet through the eyes of his love and inspiration - Fanny Brawn. Inspired by the actual love letters between the couple and Keats' sublime poetry, Bright star will reveal a great untold love story from the heart of one of literature's most loved and tragic figures.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film John Keats biography Romantic poet romance poetry love Fanny Brawne family marriage period

Persons of interest

  • Thomas Sangster .... Samuel Brawne
  • Abbie Cornish .... Fanny Brawne
  • Ben Whishaw .... John Keats
  • Paul Schneider .... Charles Armitage Brown
  • Kerry Fox .... Mrs Brawne
  • Samuel Barnett .... Joseph Severn
  • Roger Ashton-Griffiths .... Shop Keeper
  • Samuel Roukin .... John Reynolds
  • Antonia Campbell-Hughes .... Abigail O'Donaghue
  • Sebastian Armesto .... Mr Haslam
  • Olly Alexander .... Tom Keats
  • Adrian Schiller .... Mr Thompson
  • Alfred Harmsworth .... Charles Dilke Jr
  • Jonathan Aris .... Leigh Hunt
  • Joyia Fitch .... Dilke Maid
  • Will Garthwaite .... Human Orchestra
  • Edie Martin .... Margaret 'Toots' Brawne
  • Jane Campion .... Screenwriter
  • Jane Campion .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • Bright star official movie sites:
  • Bright star film production notes
  • Bright star QuickTime movie trailers
  • Awards and film festivals:
    • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS - Oscars) 2010: Nominated: Costume design
    • Australian Film Institute (AFI) 2010: Won: Best cinematography (Greig Fraser), Best production design, Best costume design (Janet Patterson); Nominated: Best film (Jan Chapman, Caroline Hewitt), Best direction (Jane Campion), Best original screenplay (Jane Campion), Best lead actress (Abbie Cornish), Best supporting actress (Kerry Fox), Members' choice award (Jan Chapman, Caroline Hewitt), Best editing (Alexandre de Franceschi ASE), Best original music score (Mark Bradshaw)
    • if Awards: Nominated: Best sound (John Dennison, Tony Vaccher, Craig Butters), Best editing (Alexandre De Franceschi), Best cinematography (Greig Fraser), Best production design (Janet Patterson)
  • See also The edge of love
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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Hoo boy. You have to like period dramas to like this film. Think Jane Austen. You also have to like John Keats' poetry. Think Ode on a Grecian urn. Whatever. You also have to like unrequited love. Not a fan. What I did like in this film is the cinematography. There are images and colours that made me fall in love with the English countryside all over again. Don't get me wrong, I love a sunburnt country, but so much of English culture is predicated on the English countryside: rolling green hills, leafy forests, wild flowers, the inevitable turn of the seasons, nothing to kill you but a bit of bad weather.

Ben Whishaw is the perfect romantic hero (let alone Romantic poet): you'll fall in love with him in the first three seconds. He also played the uber-camp Sebastian Flyte in Brideshead revisited. Talk about versatility.

If you like old-time manners and romance you'll adore Bright star. You're also probably a chick or an aging professor of English literature.

The John Keats biography movie Bright star is directed by Jane Campion and stars Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox.

Media intelligence (Blu-ray, DVD)

  • Languages: English
  • Special features:
    • Deleted scenes
    • Documentaries:
      • Making of
      • Working with Jane

Government security censorship classification

PG (Mild themes)

Surveillance time

119 minutes (1:59 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: Undated December 2009
Disc: 3 June 2010

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