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    Box Office: Is the "Star" Stellar?

    After a promising mid-week debut, Jane Campion's "Bright Star" dimmed a bit over its opening weekend, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon. The film - which marks the first film from Apparition, the new film distribution outfit from former Picturehouse chief Bob Berney a...

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    Jane Campion: "I thought of it as an updated 'Romeo and Juliet' story"

    "He was curious what it is to be human and have imagination, and he realized his consciousness. You don't always achieve that level in a full lifetime," said Oscar-winning writer/director Jane Campion ("The Piano") to indieWIRE earlier this Summer. Campion was referring to early 19th century English...

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    Campion's Prudish "Star" Needs More Sizzle

    This might sound horribly simplistic, but Jane Campion's "Bright Star" desperately needs a sex scene. The movie puts such prominent focus on the romantic attraction shared by two characters -- early nineteenth century poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) and his neighbor, budding fashion designer Fanny Bra...

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    Jane Campion, Where Have You Been?

    In broken English, an international journalist asked filmmaker Jane Campion quite simply this morning, "Why do we have to wait so long for a Jane Campion film?"

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    Buyer Buzz: Berney Backs Campion's Latest

    As insiders began arriving for Cannes, another fest kicked off with buyers buzzing about Bob Berney. The Picturehouse founder finally took a big step closer to his new distribution company with word that he will release Jane Campion's Cannes competition title, "Bright Star."

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