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Compare and Contrast: Get Smart Posters

March 29th, 2008 at 5:03 am » Comments (7)

(click on the images to enlarge) My major problem with the first poster for Get Smart was that it covered the movie’s greatest asset: Steve Carrell’s face. Apparently someone in the marketing team thought “Oh Shit, We Can’t do That!” So in the final poster they decided to cover Anne Hathaway’s face instead. Oh come [...]



Standard Operating Procedure Posters

March 29th, 2008 at 4:59 am » Comments (0)

And here are two posters for the new movie from legendary documentarian Errol Morris, which deals with the Abu Ghraib incidents. I really like the first poster, which creates a memorable and easily understandable image. Simple but powerful. We don’t actually need to see the photos to be reminded of them. And in fact just [...]



Mamma Mia! Posters: Domestic x German

March 27th, 2008 at 3:01 am » Comments (0)

(click for larger versions) The German poster for Mamma Mia! ups the testosterone level by about a thousand percent. Not only do we get to see the three possible fathers of the character played by Amanda Seyfried, we also get random young groovy dude (Dominic Cooper, I think). And yes, in this one we get [...]



War, Inc. Poster

March 26th, 2008 at 1:29 am » Comments (1)

- Oh, look! A cool new poster for War, Inc. – Nice looking poster. What is the movie about? – Hmm, I think it’s about war. – Could you be a little more specific? – Sure. Let me see here. I think it’s about the intersection of money with war. You know, about how greed [...]



Korean Speed Racer Character Posters

March 26th, 2008 at 1:01 am » Comments (14)

It has become something of a common practice to fill blockbuster movies with foreign stars in bit roles in order to make selling these movies in international markets easier. I guess it’s the inevitable effect of the rising importance of the foreign box office. These Korean posters are a good example of how that strategy [...]



The Weekly Round-Up: Chapter 27, Meet Dave, The Babysitters, Gunnin’ for that #1 Spot, Passchendaele and Flashbacks of a Fool

March 24th, 2008 at 9:28 pm » Comments (7)

Nothing better to start the week than a palate cleansing poster round-up. Chapter 27 I know what I’m supposed to think when I see this poster. I’m supposed to think about Mark Chapman. About the creepy expression in his eyes. And about the terrible crime he is about to commit. But instead all I’m thinking [...]



The Facts in the Case of Mr. Hollow Poster

March 21st, 2008 at 1:12 am » Comments (4)


The Facts in the Case of Mr. Hollow Poster (Big)

I don’t normally feature posters for short films. Not that I have anything against them, I just don’t generally stumble across posters for shorts. But thanks to twitch that changed today, and so I bring you the poster for the The Facts in the Case of Mr. Hollow.[...]



Unused Alternative Ideas for the Jumper Posters

March 20th, 2008 at 12:04 pm » Comments (5)

Artist Chuck Anderson has posted to his site several images for possible Jumper posters that he made on commission from Concept Arts. In the end Concept went with something different, but it’s still enlightening to look at these other possibilities. I’m stricken by how much these diverge from the concept they ultimately used. All these [...]



New Speed Racer Posters

March 20th, 2008 at 2:33 am » Comments (2)

You may like it or you may hate it, but there is no denying that Speed Racer has a a clear aesthetic. It’s bright, it’s colorful, it’s purposefully cartoonish and it’s busy. And these posters do a great job of maintaining and using well that aesthetic. I mean, look at the colors of the character [...]



Final My Blueberry Nights Poster

March 19th, 2008 at 9:31 pm » Comments (1)

Wait, we are just now getting the final domestic version for the My Blueberry Nights poster? Seems like the first (international) poster was released ages ago. And the film itself premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. It’s sure taking long for it to make it’s way to the U.S. Anyway, this poster is very [...]



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