Because we all like pretty pictures

Movie Poster Addict

November 17th, 2007 at 1:15 am

New Atonement Posters

in: Drama

Atonement Character Poster (Keira)

Like most of the marketing materials for Atonement, these new posters are well made, beautiful and very tasteful. They also scream “this is a classy and very serious period movie.” Although the relationship between the James McAvoy and Keira Knightley characters doesn’t feature as prominently as it did in other posters the overall message is still quite consistent.

One interesting thing thing about this set is that the character of Briony gets it’s own poster, putting it in equal footing with the other two. This is a marked difference from the other posters in which Briony barely appeared at all. Of course, only her back can be seen in the image. I think that actually ends up making it stand out more, but the fact remain that this character, and it’s role in the movie, has been poorly defined in the marketing so far. Which, as I mentioned before, is not necessarily a bad thing from a “selling the movie” standpoint.

(Thanks to John Allison for tipping me off about these)

Atonement Character Poster (Briony)
Atonement Character Poster (James)

Liked this post? Then why don't you subscribe to the RSS feed or sign up to get updates by email? It's free, and everybody knows that everything free is good for you.

  • 1

    Wow! I like these posters, more so than the earlier poster, which was…not bad, but not great. I’m a bit anxious about Knightley appearing in my favourite book…but the posters have given me some confidence. Ah…that fateful letter…

    Pristine on December 5th, 2007
  • 2

    I’ve said that least 432717 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean

    a432717 on November 2nd, 2011


RSS feed for comments on this post | TrackBack URI

  • Contact