Better education

Posted by · 3:20 am · August 11th, 2009

Thanks to Glenn at Stale Popcorn for pointing out this Australian one-sheet for “An Education.” It’s not much more revealing of the film at hand than the rather vague American version, but for me, it’s a significant improvement in terms of design and composition.

And expression, too: Carey Mulligan’s melancholy moue gives slightly more indication of the dramatic stakes here than her impassive face in the U.S. poster. (Plus, showing a bit of Paris will always earn bonus points from me.) Looking forward to seeing what the Brit designers conjure up in the quad format.

An Education (Australian poster)

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  • 1 8-11-2009 at 6:56 am

    John said...

    Gorgeous. One of my most anticipated of the year.

  • 2 8-11-2009 at 7:21 am

    Anthony said...

    I hated the first one-sheet, but that poster is just beautiful. I have some pretty high hopes for this.

    PS- District 9 still has 100% positive reviews on RT, with some absolutely fawning over it.

  • 3 8-11-2009 at 7:46 am

    Bryan said...

    So much better. And that’s a great spot in Paris.

  • 4 8-11-2009 at 10:54 am

    André said...

    meh… better than the american one , but for some reason I got a “Marie Antoinette” vibe from it (their faces seem to be saying “we’re beautiful and rich and bored and so much cooler than you”), which of course has nothing to do with the film, one of my most eagerly awaited this year.

    and how big is my crush on Carey Mulligan???

  • 5 8-11-2009 at 10:56 am

    André said...

    PS.: add an “I think” after “which has nothing to do with the film” – I haven’t seen it, so how would I know? hehehehehe

  • 6 8-11-2009 at 11:49 am

    /3rtfu11 said...

    Vastly superior to the American one-sheet – God who designs and approves the ones used in the US – American has gotten boring and lazy with their print advertising for movies – sort of makes you miss the a simpler time when they used illustrators to get their point across.

  • 7 8-11-2009 at 4:16 pm

    Matthew said...

    I can’t wait to see this. Apparently it’s coming to the Edmonton Film Festival, so I’ll see it then.

  • 8 8-11-2009 at 4:30 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    @Andre: No need for the “I think” … as you suspect, that’s totally not the vibe of the film. (Indeed, much of the story is about faking class, rather than lounging in it.)

  • 9 8-12-2009 at 2:13 am

    Eunice said...

    Oh yeah. Much better now.

  • 10 8-12-2009 at 5:18 am

    PJ said...

    Quite gorgeous actually, though I wasn’t too affronted by the US version (those eyes!).

  • 11 8-12-2009 at 5:25 am

    David said...

    Guy, what’s a “moue?” Is this an English word? I think you’re just inventing this. bwahahaha!!

  • 12 8-12-2009 at 5:59 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Essentially a pout, but without quite the same negative implication.

    It’s a French word, but used in English. My English, at any rate ;)