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September 30th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

How To Turn a Good Poster Into a Totally Unremarkable One

in: Drama

First, take a not great but still visually interesting poster.

passchendaele poster

Then just apply two easy steps:

1. Make it brown.
2. Have the giant heads of two lovers floating over the whole thing

Tada! Your poster now looks just like thousands of others crowding the multiplex.


passchendaele poster

(Via IMPAwards)


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  • 1

    i have to disagree with you on this one. as much as i hate floating heads, at least these two are doing something. without them, it looks like a vague movie about soldiers. i don’t know if it’s the civil war or viet-nam. try getting my fiance into that movie. the two floating heads say “war movie/love story.”

    i give them a pass on this.

    james ford on October 1st, 2008
  • 2

    Its not as visually interesting a poster.

    Is it a love story? The tag line from the first poster certainly doesn’t make it seem like a love story.

    This poor, inconsistent marketing.

    dave on October 1st, 2008
  • 3

    Ugh. Why do people have to ruin things? It’s like they had to spell it out for us: ‘IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT WAR, THERE’S A LOVE STORY INVOLVED.’

    blake on October 5th, 2008
  • 4

    Seventh Seal, anyone?

    Dan on October 5th, 2008
  • 5

    This is killing me – there is a really well done poster for this flick, but for the life of me I cannot find it online.

    It’s a head-on shot of a soldier, head bowed, leaning forward on his bayonette. If you go to the PASSCHENDAELE movie website, there’s a tiny version of it in the lower right corner.

    I love that one most of all three – you should try to track it down.

    Mad Hatter on October 6th, 2008
  • 6

    Mad Hatter — It’s not so much a poster as the cover to their Education Guide. You can see a big version of it here: http://www.dominion.ca/passchendaele/images/pass_guide_e.pdf

    Philip J on October 7th, 2008
  • 7

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  • 8

    I’ve said that least 2944775 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean

    a2944775 on November 2nd, 2011
  • 9

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