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Two New Eleanor Rigby Posters

Huffington Post Entertainment just posted two brand new Eleanor Rigby Posters. Yes, you might recognize the name on them. I absolutely love the one with Jessica Chastain’s iconic red hair as an outline. It’s rare to see a film — any film, let alone a love story — with women as whole human beings. Movies like this used to exist but somewhere along the line movies with women in them at all began disappearing and the ones that were left seemed to feature hollow, predictable characters, but for every once in a while. This film illustrates how a love story can be told without sacrificing the more important human story underneath. Good stuff. Don’t miss it.

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21 Comments on this Post

  1. Bryce Forestieri

    Both posters are really terrific. I’m still holding strong onto my determinations of seeing HER (100min) and HIM (89min) before THEM (119min)

  2. Yeah, to see films with fully realized, complex female characters you either have to go back to the 1930s-70s, or watch films with subtitles. Very excited about this project.

  3. Could someone explain the three versions showing up on IMDB: Him/Her/Them

    Is it mostly the same material but presented slightly differently to get three different perspectives? Or three versions that each use independent footage?

    Whatever it is, I am VERY curious!

  4. Him is from his POV; Her is from her POV; and Them combines both. So Him and Her must contain different material in addition to the same material but presented as he remembered it and as she remembered it, respectively. I’ll go to see all three, but I wish TWC would release them: Him, Her, Them or Her, Him, Them rather than Them first.

  5. Stergios

    Oh God, these posters are really terrific. Can’t wait to watch “Him” and “Her”! Alright, and “Them”.

  6. Al Robinson

    Wow! Pretty cool that your quote made both posters Sasha!! Congratulations! :-)

  7. Well as a film critic…that must be pretty cool.

    Particularly for these films, which have been on my radar such a long time and I’m rather looking forward to seeing them.

  8. Bob Burns

    yep… love seeing Sasha’s pull-quote.

  9. Congrats Sasha!
    These are both amazing posters. I can’t believe these films are finally coming out…

  10. Bryce Forestieri

    In regards to HIM and HER, does anyone know if Ned Benson intended us to see them in any order or does it make no difference? I suppose the Blu-ray will somehow clarify this.

  11. Love the first one. Second one, eh.

  12. phantom

    Is it just me or is Jessica Chastain raising the bar – which was high up to begin with – a little bit higher every year ?

    2011 – Five acclaimed supporting performances (The Tree of Life, Take Shelter, The Help, Coriolanus, The Debt) resulting her first supporting Oscar nomination

    2012 – A highly acclaimed lead role (Zero Dark Thirty) resulting her first lead Oscar nomination, also a supporting turn in a well-received period piece (Lawless) and in case we were still wondering if she really CAN do it all, voice work in a smash animated hit (Madagascar 3).

    2013 – Early last year she quietly transitioned from critical darling to a bona fide star : she headlined two No1 hits in January (Zero Dark Thirty (nationwide expansion), Mama) AND a sold out Broadway show that wasn’t even well-received so you know people wanted to see HER no matter how good or bad the revival actually was…and by looking at all the star-driven Broadway shows that flopped after lukewarm reviews, you know that THAT is star power.

    2014 – Now that she had established she can do it all (literally from Broadway to Madagascar), she has a supporting role in one of the most anticipated films of the year (Interstellar), plays what seems like an uberbaity ladymacbethesque role in J.C. Chandor’s latest (A Most Violent Year) and just in case anyone dared to doubt her arthouse roots and the fact that she CAN carry a film, she is not only headlining an acclaimed unique gem (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby) that can count on a strong Weinstein-push, but also plays the title role in a Strindberg adaptation, penned and directed by living legend Liv Ullmann (Miss Julie).

    2015 – And though the jury is still out whether she can top her 2014 – well, it is still out whether 2014 will be as spectacular for her as it looks like right now – I think it is a safe assumption that she will reach new heights in 2015 when on top of having a supporting role in Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak, she will probably have three uberbaity lead roles, as well : Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion (The Zookeeper’s Wife, produced by the fearless Megan Ellison); Marilyn Monroe (Blonde, directed by Andrew Dominik, produced by Brad Pitt) and the young Roseanne McNulty, a mental patient, an interesting part she will share with the great Vanessa Redgrave (The Secret Scripture)

    What I admire the most about her career choices that it seems obvious she isn’t after fame and money, if she were, she would make sure films like Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Mission Impossible 5 etc. fit in her schedule – these are roles that were all hers, had she really wanted them – but instead she politely cites scheduling conflicts and goes off to shoot an Eleanor Rigby, a role written specifically for her by Ned Benson OR flies to Jordan to make Zero Dark Thirty OR moves to Ireland for a few months to work with Liv Ullmann OR to Canada to reunite with Guillermo Del Toro…and the beautiful irony that Box Office success STILL finds her though thanks to her rare integrity she exclusively sticks with intelligent, classy projects : she headlined two big No1 hits (Zero Dark Thirty, Mama) and even two not so high-profile period pieces of hers opened No2 in the US (The Debt, Lawless), not to mention the smash hit that was The Help, sure she wasn’t the lead, but as we soon learned, she WAS one of the main reasons the film turned out to be so popular. She may have been an overnight success, but thank God, she is most certainly here to stay and quickly turned into the kind of actress, we have so few of nowadays : the kind we (well, at least me) are happy to watch in anything.

    OK, Jessica Chastain appreciation rant officially OVER :)

  13. phantom

    Correction : She sure is a busy bee because it seems that although she did sign on for it only a few months ago, she won’t be able to squeeze in The Secret Scripture so the role will now be played by Rooney Mara, another young actress who has made some spectacular career choices lately but I won’t get into that because it would be just another long fawning comment. Bottom line, both are great and give me hope that the future of film may not be dead after all.

  14. Cristina

    I absolutely loved both posters! I’m really looking forward to see Her, Him and Them. Jessica Chastain has become one of my favorite actress to watch and I’ve always been a huge fan of James McAvoy and what can I say about the supporting cast… Spectacular! Although I’m wondering for which role Jessica will campaign for this or Miss Julie. I know that Harvey is behind of the Eleanor Rigby’s films and knowing him, obiously he’ll push for Eleanor Rigby or they’ll choose which of Jessica’s performance is best. Can’t wait to see how the campaign will be.

  15. norgizfox

    The first one is very reminiscent of the poster for Blue is the Warmest Color, while the second one reminds me of The Fault in Our Stars poster.

    Still, these posters look cool, and I am excited for this movie.

  16. steve50

    Phantom, to answer your original question: yes.

    Great rant for a great actress whose career trajectory has been without reproach. She’s one of the very few whose films I’ll see simply based on her past choices.

  17. JPNS Viewer

    Phantom

    Thanks for a good read (both of your comments following JamDenTel’s).

    No sarcasm: Team Chastain should temporarily hire you to write some PR material for them. (I’ve said this because I believe you’ve done it in good faith and, if I’m not mistaken, this is not the first time some of your nice remarks about the talented actress have been read here [also considering that you yourself are not a blogger -- from the AD site’s viewpoint, since you are not one of the editors, thus no financial stakes involved, directly or not].)
    Kudos, man. : )

    Sasha

    Kudos (again [I think I’ve already said it; or at least in my mind, well, if that counts]) for the selected caption. Good on you.

  18. phantom

    Thanks, JPNS Viewer ! Yep, I have nothing to gain when I praise the actors and actresses whose work and career choices I admire and I have a soft spot for Chastain because I consider her career choices particularly a breath of fresh air.

  19. Bryce Forestieri

    Re: phantom’s appraisal of The Chastain Years.

    Just heard out of Comic-Con that Chastain is actually the lead in CRIMSON PEAK…I mean, either her or Wasikowska is the lead, but my money is on Chastain because c’mon.

    “I wanted to tackle a great adult story for a female lead,” says del Toro. “I think it’s great when the female lead [is in] a normal romantic story, but then we live past that. Past getting the guy — fuck all that shit — we see her becoming her own person. We do what is done in gothic romance. We have the thriller aspect of it, we have the romance, brutal moments, and we have scary ghosts — but scarier people than ghosts. It’s a beautiful confection, and I hope you enjoy it.” http://bit.ly/UBDFd6

    Also word is Chastain sports jet-black hair and the picture seems to be -in every way- much more in the vein of PAN’S LABYRINTH and DEVIL’S BACKBONE than anything he’s previously done in the English language.

  20. Charlie

    @phantom: Alaways nice to hear from you. Your Jessica Chastain appreciation was fabulous. I love her; she reminds me of one of my favourite actresses, another one who can do it all: Juliette Binoche.

  21. Kimi Raikkonen

    Phantom – love your write up on Chastain. I’m still in awe of her performance in ZD30. Great film. Great actress.

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