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December 4th, 2007 at 4:13 pm

In Bruges Poster

In Bruges Poster
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I have never been to Bruges myself, but judging from this postcard it seems like a pretty violent city. But perhaps that is part of the attraction? “Come to Bruges, more handsome hit men than any other city in Belgium!”

The more I look at this poster, the more I like it. I love how totally it embraces the movie’s premise of two hit men taking a forced vacation in a touristic city, and I love the way it embraces it. The combination of the postcard look and the almost toy like scenery with all the guns and blood not only makes for a very unique image but it also conveys clearly that this is an action comedy. It also gives us a hint of what kind of humor we may expect to see in the actual film.

As with anything comedy related, tastes differ, a lot. I’m sure that many people won’t find this amusing at all. But I get a feeling that the poster will connect with the people likely to enjoy this kind of film.

Also, I feel like I should mention that this is yet another “strips” poster, in which we have an image divided into various strips, and each strip showcases a character. This is a style that sometimes bothers me because it’s so common, but not here. The look of the poster is different enough in other ways.

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    [...] poster is designed as yet another tri-striped affair, but like Guy I don’t mind it. The way it’s laid out and designed like a cheap touristy postcard [...]

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    I love this poster— a very clever take on the retro-cheapass tourist card you see across Europe. It rewards you the more you look at it, and the subdued colors work very well for poster’s overall feel.

    Tim De los Reyes on December 6th, 2007


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