Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sheet-y Saturday.

Where we take a look at posters for upcoming features.

The entire internet was buzzing this week with the first trailer for the Oscar-baity Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Most of the news surrounded three people Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and Stephen Daldry. Which is why you just have to love that they're not even in the poster!
The title placement, the subtle font and the whole layout makes this seem more interesting than it has any right to be. If you got two Oscar winners and still focus on the new face, you must have something interesting cooking up, no?


Amir said...

I agree with everything you say, but it's interesting that you leave out what I think is as striking as Horn being on the poster: the fact that it looks INCREDIBLY fake.
I mean is that even Thomas Horn or is that a really detailed colour pencil drawing of him? look at the fingers on the nose, there's no 3D effect at all. And the shadow of the fingers on the face is even more unrealistic.
Or, am I reading it wrong and it's supposed to be a drawing? I don't know, but in that case, they've gone too realistic and I don't think it works.

Anyway, great concept but terrible execution.

Runs Like A Gay said...

Do the scarf and hat match his eyes or have the eyes been touched up to match his woolly ensemble.

I hate to rip off Amir's point, but when that's the first thing I notice it's not a good sign.

Brave poster though, either way.