This poster for I’m Not There resembles in some ways the poster for another film about a famous singer. Like the poster for Control, this one showcases the character at the center of the movie, using a beautiful photo that mostly focus on his face. But, like I said in the post about the Control poster, this is one genre that allows for endless fascinating variations, and I really love this one.
In the movie Bob Dylan is played by several actors, a very starking way to show that Dylan had many facets. I’m not sure which of the actors appears in the poster. Perhaps none of them? This is of course done on purpose: by covering Dylan’s face in shadows the image tips to the mystery that is the man himself. And the placement of the names of the many actors that play him is a clever way to point out that aspect of the movie.
And beyond that, it’s just a great photo, that manages to use well the fact that Dylan’s look is so iconic by now.