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Separeted at Birth: Mirror, Mirror on the Ground Edition

September 15th, 2008 at 10:44 pm » Comments (2)

Separating the poster in two and using the bottom half for a reflection that reveals another version of the character seems to be a popular design choice these days. Outside of these two posters we also had the poster for The Life Before Her Eyes, which went in a similar route. Of course, in the [...]



The Argentine Poster

August 26th, 2008 at 11:25 pm » Comments (5)

Well yesterday it was Australia and today we have another poster for an historic epic. This time it’s The Argentine, the second part of Steven Soderbergh Che biopic. The resemblances and differences between the posters for the two films are interesting. All of them sell the films as being filled with beautiful imagery and lots [...]



Catching Up is Hard to Do

August 26th, 2008 at 12:03 am » Comments (6)

Well, since I complained about the lack of originality of the last blood drive poster I guess I should commend them for trying something a little different. Not really different enough to be striking, but I appreciate he effort. Can you say brooding? Can you say it while constantly looking down? Mister Payne looks like [...]



This, That and the Other Thing

August 11th, 2008 at 11:46 pm » Comments (0)

I kind of thought that the French and other international posters for W. were going to use something a little more provocative, since the subject matter shouldn’t be quite as sensitive and controversial in international markets. But I guess they think the film is provocative enough by itself and are playing it cool with the [...]



W. Gets a Teaser

August 4th, 2008 at 11:36 pm » Comments (0)

I have to admit I’m somewhat fascinated by this movie. On paper it sounds like a terrible, terrible idea. But there is a certain weirdness about it that makes me think it might not be good movie, but still just might be an interesting movie watching experience. Also interesting is the choice of image for [...]



Another Blindness Poster

July 30th, 2008 at 1:21 am » Comments (0)

I might be wrong, but I think this is the first non-character Blindness poster to focus exclusively on Jullianne Moore, who plays the only person not affected by the blindness epidemic. Before that we had posters that focused on the general concept or that gave space to the all-star cast. The focus on the character [...]



Lakeview Terrace Poster

July 28th, 2008 at 10:56 pm » Comments (2)

Ok, I think the idea behind this poster is pretty clear. We have Sam Jackson as a cop, looking very menacing. That look is contrasted with the background which shows a quiet suburb at sundown. What we are supposed to get is that beneath the seemly peacefulness of the surroundings is Jackson’s character, ready to [...]



Henry Poole is Here Poster

July 10th, 2008 at 4:32 pm » Comments (8)

Here is why this poster worked for me: it actually got me to look the film up. And it did this through two things. First, the color scheme and drawing style caught my eye and made me pay attention. Then the simple BELIEVE, together with the url (willhenrybeleive.com), intrigued me. The sentiment is strong, believe, [...]



More Blindness Posters

July 7th, 2008 at 12:02 pm » Comments (2)

I find the differences between the posters for Blindness and The Happening interesting. Both are films that involve an apocalyptic situation in which a plague causes widespread panic and chaos. But The Happening was a mainstream summer movie whose marketing was aimed at the broadest audience possible for the film. Blindness on the other hand [...]



More Than a Passing Resemblance

July 3rd, 2008 at 12:46 pm » Comments (6)

Thanks to Philip for pointing this out.



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