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New Funny Games Poster

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

I really loved the first Funny Games poster, in large part because I found it upsetting in a way that movie posters rarely are. Unfortunately, this new poster doesn’t come close to matching that reaction. It reminds me a little of the SAW posters, due to the white background and to the bloody image in [...]



P2 Poster

October 15th, 2007 at 7:23 pm » Comments (0)

I don’t understand the choice to use this kind of drawing on the poster. The style of the artwork reminds me of the cover of cheap pulp mystery novels and of the box art of second rate computer games. Not flattering comparisons, I think. A very weird choice. (Via IMPAwards)



Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead Poster – The Black Version

October 8th, 2007 at 7:40 pm » Comments (2)

I didn’t like the first poster for Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead because I thought the tone the poster conveyed was too light for the movie. This new poster is basically exactly like the last one, but with a black background, white letters and a new tagline. The new background does give the poster [...]



Funny Games Poster

October 2nd, 2007 at 11:32 am » Comments (2)

I find this poster upsetting in a very visceral way. This closeup image of a crying Naomi Watts just has a certain rawness that makes it disturbing in a way that I don’t often find movie posters to be. And even the placement of the title and credits helps to make the poster feel slightly [...]



The Oxford Murders Poster

September 26th, 2007 at 9:41 pm » Comments (1)

If you have a film that takes place in a prestigious university and that involves the use of mathematical symbols in order to solve murders, I think you can do a lot worse than using the imagery of a blackboard filled with mathematical mumbo jumbo and splattered with blood. The blood splatter in this poster [...]



Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead Poster

September 25th, 2007 at 8:45 pm » Comments (5)

If you go over to Jeff Well’s blog you will find a nice discussion of how this poster was influenced by the works of Saul Bass.You will also find a statement from ThinkFilm president Mark Urman about how they wanted an image that had lots of room for review quotes that could be placed in [...]



Final Southland Tales Poster

September 12th, 2007 at 10:11 pm » Comments (1)

Could it be true? A final poster for Southland Tales? Does this mean the movie will actually get released this time? Impressive. Ok, now that I’m over the shock, let me take a look at the poster. Well, there is certainly a lot going on in there, isn’t it? We have the faces of many [...]



Sleuth Movie Poster

September 11th, 2007 at 4:51 pm » Comments (2)

First, it was disgusting creature from outer space against disgusting creature from outer space in Alien Vs. Predator. Then, it was foreign action star against foreign action star in WAR. But now come the most exciting match up of them all. It’s brit versus brit in Sleuth. Come see them drink tea and complain about [...]



Rendition Movie Poster

August 30th, 2007 at 7:41 pm » Comments (1)

When I was talking about the poster for Reservation Road I mentioned the popularity of the strips poster design, where the poster is divided in strips and each strip has one or two of the main characters. I think I will cal this variation “dirty strips”. It’s like the normal strips poster, but with RAGGED [...]



Right At Your Door Poster

August 24th, 2007 at 9:22 pm » Comments (1)

We meet again, Mr. hazard suit man. Some of you might remember seeing this poster for 28 Weeks Later earlier this year. I liked the 28 weeks Later poster. The one for Right At Your Door not so much. Although the latter does manage to convey that basic premise of the movie (a dirty bomb [...]



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