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April 8th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Taking Woodstock Poster

in: Comedy

Is it possible to get an acid trip just from looking at a poster?

It’s almost impossible to read anything on this poster, with the exception of the title. And even that is a little hard on the eyes. So you might not get the tagline “A Generation Began in His Backyard”. You might not notice that this is a movie directed by Ang Lee. And you almost certainly can’t tell who is in the cast.

On the other hand, you don’t need to read anything to understand the particular moment in history this film takes place on, or its general subject.

But I think the poster ends up being too psychedelic. I kind of love the general look, but this actually seems like a very accessible comedy with some “nostalgia” potential for those of us who spent our life hearing and reading about Woodstock. The poster, on the other hand, seems to telegraph something much more niche, geared towards the hardcore 60′s lovers.

The trailer is, helpfully, much more didactic.

Bonus: The Psychedelic Poster Art of Wes Wilson

(Via RollingStone.com)


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    [...] you have seen the official poster for Taking Woodstock. But now here you see John Malloy’s alternate version which the studio ultimately [...]

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    I’m an old 60′s/70′s girl, and I love the poster…would love to get it…where????

    Linda on August 1st, 2009
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    “And even that is a little hard on the eyes. So you might not get the tagline “A Generation Began in His Backyard”. You might not notice that this is a movie directed by Ang Lee. And you almost certainly can’t tell who is in the cast.”
    How much is it possible?

    saytabxiu on December 19th, 2010

 

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