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December 17th, 2007 at 9:15 am

The Dark Knight Movie Poster – Why So Serious Edition


The Dark Knight Movie Poster - Why So Serious Edition

And here is the third Dark Knight poster released last week, this one a domestic poster that keeps the Why So Serious campaign going on.

I find this poster a lot less exciting then the one-two punch of the international posters. Not because it’s a bad poster, it isn’t. In fact it fits very well with the whole Why So Serious part of the marketing campaign and sends the clear message that the Chris Nolan Joker is one deranged and scary clown. And it’s not as annoyingly teasy as the last domestic poster.

But the thing is, as great as the poster is, it doesn’t really add anything that I wasn’t aware of before. I think I get the kind of character that the Joker is by now. The two international posters, on the other hand, highlighted some aspects of the movie that hadn’t been explored much by the campaign so far, and because of that they made me want to see the film more then I wanted before.

I still would love to have this poster on my wall tough.

(Via IMPAwards)


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  • 1

    Another one? Seriously. How much marketing does this film really need?

    Andrew James on December 17th, 2007
  • 2

    I have to say I’m surprised I haven’t seen you post about my favorite one to date: [http://i10.tinypic.com/6ll1k08.jpg]. Though with the recent onslaught of posters, I supposed that’s to be expected.

    Amanda on December 17th, 2007
  • 3

    That’s actually a (very good) fan made poster Amanda. Which is probably for the best, because I’m not sure I could possibly come up with something else to say about it.

    Larking on December 17th, 2007
  • 4

    who is the designer of this poster?

    Edward on December 23rd, 2007
  • 5

    Kind of ominous considering Heath Ledger just died today. It will be a strange movie to watch, kind of like The Crow.

    Summer on January 22nd, 2008
  • 6

    Fuck. I hadn’t heard about it yet when I read your comment and I was hoping you had got it wrong somehow. Just Fuck.

    Larking on January 22nd, 2008
  • 7

    Well, they’ll be pulling this one from theatres for sure. It’s just too creepy in light of what’s happened…

    Stephen Graves on January 23rd, 2008
  • 8

    They wont pull the movie. It’s too big to pull. It’ll be just like the Crow movie when Brandon Lee died. It really sucks to lose such a wonderful actor that puts so much into each role he does.

    Michelle on January 24th, 2008
  • 9

    [...] die Ledger verkörperte., zugeschnitten. “Warum so ernst?” fragte der böse Clown auf den Werbeplakaten zum Film, die seit Anfang Dezember  veröffentlicht wurden- ein Spruch, der nach Ledgers Tod eher [...]

  • 10

    There’s too much money involved both domestically and internationally to yank a movie of this caliber. Expect business as usual for Batman: The Dark Knight

    T1 on January 26th, 2008
  • 11

    I think it odd that anyone would pull a movie that has an actor in it that died. I understand the reasoning that some may be morning Ledger, but seriously he was an actor, this was his craft and life. Why would you pull a project he was obviously iunterested in doing. Rather it should be a memorial to his death and shill as an actor.

    Ben on January 26th, 2008
  • 12

    Ben… You spelled mourning wrong.

    michelle on January 26th, 2008
  • 13

    Ben… I totaly agree with you, we need to honor his awesome acting skills… I personally think they should leave him in and don’t replace him, we have the necessary technology to tinker with the scenes if there is need for more reshooting… God rest him

    julia on January 26th, 2008
  • 14

    anyone notice the red lettering below “summer 2008″?

    Brad on January 29th, 2008
  • 15

    The red lettering is part of the viral marketing. It’s another website to visit. I have one of the posters that has it, and I believe that if you look at it right, it’s the one for http://www.atasteforthetheatrical.com

    Matthew on February 3rd, 2008
  • 16

    They’ll be pulling the *poster*, I meant.

    Stephen Graves on February 4th, 2008
  • 17

    Theatres won’t pull the poster. I plan I keeping it up until the movie comes out at my theatre. Its beautiful.

    Hakubi on February 6th, 2008
  • 18

    its completely pointless pulling the movie. if anything, people are gonna wanna see it to acknowledge and celebrate his career as an actor. The film is far to big in itself to pull from any theatre and id expect Nolan to realise that as the director of the film. personally i think itd cause a bigger stir if they stopped it from being released especially when it comes to the die hard fans of Ledger.
    As for the poster, it is in my opinion artistically stunning, and fits the film down to a tee. it is possibly one of the best film posters ive ever seen, with brilliant composition and a tag line that actually makes you as the audience WANT to see the movie despite of the recent unfortunate events.

    Hayley on February 8th, 2008
  • 19

    I’m glad they didn’t pull the poster. It was a classic poster that represented a classic performance. Ledger legend will live on!

    online on April 2nd, 2009
  • 20

    It’s the BEST COMIC MOVIE EVER.GREAT CAST.ESPECIALLY the late HEATH LEDGER.He supossed to be the next Mel Gibson.even better.His dead leaves a hole in my mind.

    herman susanto on July 11th, 2009
  • 21

    viral marketing is the best but you have to think of a great idea that goes viral”,;

    Sydney Collins on August 21st, 2010

 

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