Sunday, October 08, 2006

Is This A Good Or A Bad Poster?

by Nick
Haven't been around lately, but this just had to prompt a quick question.

5 Comments:

Blogger Professor Wagstaff said...

Like it. Any movie poster that takes a risk and leaves as much to the imagination as possible should be encourged.

10/08/2006 09:17:00 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Any movie poster that takes a risk and leaves as much to the imagination as possible should be encourged.

Agree with that completely. Really gets your attention. But it's a quite ugly poster, as well. And what are they doing with their hands? But is it a better poster than this, the previous one? I'd have to say yes.

But there have been a lot of good posters this year. This poster is one of the favorites, so far in the year.

But then there's also this one and this one and this one and this one and this one and this one and this one and this one and this one and this one and this one and this one and this one and finally these two.

Plus, I agree with Brian about this one.

10/08/2006 02:29:00 PM  
Blogger jaydro said...

At first I thought I liked that previous The Prestige poster better, even though it was clearly safer, but now that I look at them again, I do like the new one.

Of those cited, I like the Grind House and Black Snake Moan ones best, but maybe I'm just in a retro mood lately. (I was pretty stunned when I saw a big display of those retro-packaged retro-toys in Target.)

10/09/2006 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Professor Wagstaff said...

I certainly hope that a trend is developing for more interesting and daring movie posters. It seems for a couple of decades now that the art of creative movie posters has been lost and only the most obvious creation will suffice.

There are certainly plenty of examples to demonstrate this - off the top of my head this is a good example of a movie poster that's constructed as lazily as possible.

10/09/2006 12:11:00 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

I like it OK, more than the US version but I still don't think it's great.

I like the tagline on the Tideland poster - "The squirrels made it seem less lonely." It almost makes me NOT want to see the movie, because I don't think Gilliam can make something that lives up to a tag like that.

I think The Fountain is still my favorite of the year so far.

10/09/2006 03:03:00 PM  

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