‘An Education’ gets a poster

Posted by · 2:42 pm · July 13th, 2009

I have to say, as enchanting as this new one-sheet for Lone Sherfig’s “An Education” is, and as attractive as the composition might be, I don’t feel like it properly capitalizes on the tone or the underlying theme of the film.  That’s a shame.  I like it, it’s just…it could have been something  meaningful.  We’re talking about the best film of the year so far.  Is it wrong to expect more?  Anyway, your thoughts?

An Education

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  • 1 7-13-2009 at 2:54 pm

    Chris said...

    I think it looks incredibly classy. I like this still, because it’s so freaking beautiful, and so of course I believe it’s a good choice, especially since they use a still but don’t surround it with lots of empty white space. It seems well balanced and I would definitely put it on one of my walls.

    But, I haven’t seen the film, so I can’t say whether it’s a good representation of the film or not.

  • 2 7-13-2009 at 3:10 pm

    Bryan said...

    It’s possible to call this a rip-off of The Time Traveler’s Wife poster, but then, that thing was so horrid and this as said above, classy that one can dismiss that. And poor Carey Mulligan with her name all the way at the end, or is that some bookend maneuver.

  • 3 7-13-2009 at 3:26 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Bryan: Since it’s an actual still from the film, any perceived similarity is merely coincidental.

    As for the poster itself, the design is a bit clumsy but I like the image — and it does a good job of selling Mulligan’s throwback it-girl charm.

    Cannot wait to see this.

  • 4 7-13-2009 at 3:28 pm

    red_wine said...

    That’s quite a striking eye-catching poster. But yeah, shouldn’t the star of the film be billed first?

  • 5 7-13-2009 at 3:44 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    They’re working the ingenue angle with the last billing thing. The fact that she alone gets a character credit highlights that.

  • 6 7-13-2009 at 4:50 pm

    Ken L. said...

    I seriously cannot believe that this is the same girl that played Keira Knightley’s sister in “Pride and Prejudice”. She’s come a long way.

  • 7 7-13-2009 at 5:19 pm

    Georgie said...

    They usually do that with performers who they’re trying to bill as incredible performances that aren’t household names. They did the same with Jennifer Hudson and Gabourey Sidibe but those were their screen debuts and it was ‘introducing…’

    I like the poster, but I haven’t seen the film so I can’t properly judge it on whether it captures the tone.

  • 8 7-13-2009 at 5:21 pm

    Gustavo H.R. said...

    Simple, but very good-looking.

  • 9 7-13-2009 at 5:43 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    nice, but nothing i havent seen before

  • 10 7-13-2009 at 6:30 pm

    RichardA said...

    Top, right and bottom, left pictures reeks of agents angling for the best billing spot ala Ted Danson/Shelley Long of Cheers.

    I hope The Education includes proper diet.

  • 11 7-13-2009 at 7:18 pm

    Speaking English said...

    It’s beautiful. I hope we get a trailer soon, though, because I seriously know nothing about this movie.

  • 12 7-13-2009 at 7:36 pm

    Adrianna said...

    I know it’s shallow, but when I saw that dress I thought oh, maybe this will be stylish and interesting, as well as worthy. It motivates me to see it as soon as it comes out, instead of waiting a bit.

    I didn’t know Mulligan played one of the younger sisters in Pride and Prejudice. Rosamund Pike was also in both, too.

  • 13 7-13-2009 at 8:53 pm

    Brian said...

    God she’s so attractive.

  • 14 7-13-2009 at 9:58 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    time for a new poll kris? favorite of the first six months? most likely to get a best pic nominee so far? anything!

  • 15 7-13-2009 at 10:10 pm

    rosengje said...

    I hope this film gets a costume nod. I guess it excels more in styling than in the actual design but every outfit in An Education is to die for and perfectly suited to the characters. I particularly love the first time we see Rosamund Pike’s character.

  • 16 7-14-2009 at 2:47 am

    Glenn said...

    As a poster that uses a film still it’s quite lovely. As a poster in general it’s… not that great. I’d take a look at it in the foyer of the cinema and have no idea what it’s about (especially with that title) so I’m not sure if it does the job.

  • 17 7-14-2009 at 5:04 pm

    Rae Kasey said...

    The trailer is up on youtube!!!

    For a film with such a small budget, it looks beautiful! And Carey Mulligan really looks incredible.