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April 3rd, 2008 at 1:26 am

Towelhead Poster

in: Drama


Towelhead Poster

The title is challenging. The subject matter is edgy. The actual film has divided audiences and critics and generated some heated discussion. The poster is blue and sedated. One of this things is not like the others.

I think I understand what they were going for here. We have had many pictures over the years that show the dysfunction that can hide behind some peaceful suburbia neighborhoods. American Beauty comes to mind due to the Alan Ball connection. So you show a teenager not looking too happy in the middle of a perfect looking neighborhood and hope that people will read the deep dysfunction into it.

But it’s just not enough. It’s not a strong memorable image. It’s not complex. It doesn’t make you think. It doesn’t really tell what the movie is about. It’s not appealing. And it’s not even upsetting in any way. It’s a big pile of nothing.

Serious dramas are perhaps the hardest kind of movie to create posters for, which is why I often don’t comment in the latest bland attempt. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to come up with exciting posters for them, and it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t expect more.

(Via Cinematical)


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  • 1

    I hated this movie. That may be part of the intent, but oi, it’s button pushing in a very obvious and often embarassing way. Alan Ball should take some lessons from Lars Von Trier, Gaspar Noe or Michael Haneke on how to not make such a fool of himself doing this type of provocateurism:

    http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/tiff-report-nothing-is-private-review/

    Kurt on April 3rd, 2008
  • 2

    I’ve said that least 4274152 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean

    a4274152 on November 2nd, 2011
  • 3

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    tarot visa on November 10th, 2011
  • 4

    Zune and iPod: Most people compare the Zune to the Touch, but after seeing how slim and surprisingly small and light it is, I consider it to be a rather unique hybrid that combines qualities of both the Touch and the Nano. It’s very colorful and lovely OLED screen is slightly smaller than the touch screen, but the player itself feels quite a bit smaller and lighter. It weighs about 2/3 as much, and is noticeably smaller in width and height, while being just a hair thicker.

    videncia on January 4th, 2012
  • 5

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    Kathie Fedorek on January 4th, 2012

 

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