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paulou wrote:

http://i500.listal.com/image/1094262/500full.jpg

...is one crazy-ass movie! Some cool stuff in it, creature effects, too.

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Local revival theatre does their own posters for every series and have made some absolutely spectacular ones; they also sell prints, so I've got the Nicolas Cage double feature and the Majesty in Monochrome slate hanging on my wall. (The Indy triple feature is one of the few they've just taken from another source rather than creating an original artwork, but it's cool anyway so I threw it in.)

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Last edited by Abbie (2018-12-06 17:10:53)

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Look at the Verhoven image. We'd all have a cultural association with that movie for the rest of time, if they had made that 'The Image' of the movie. All of us, even if we never saw it, would recall such a weird, iconic image.

Consider the following 'old-style; new-style' poster list. How clearly and quickly does an association form for you?


What does the poster art for Back to the Future look like?

What does the poster art for The Avengers look like...?


What does the poster art for The Shawshank Redemption look like?

What does the poster art for Avatar look like...?


What does the poster art for Jurassic Park look like?

What does the poster art for Finding Dory look like...?


Bleh.

(Honestly, the closest recent example I've got for an old-school 'pick an image and own it' style is Deadpool 2.)

(To Ragnarok's credit, they did pick a very specific aesthetic unlike any other movie art, so that's a half-point.)

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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Yeah, even outside of blockbusters it's a problem. Lazily Photoshopping stills is just *so easy*. I think the most recent poster like the old-style ones you describe, where even if I hadn't seen and loved the film I'd have the art stuck in my head for all time, is . . . Inherent Vice ? From four years ago now?

https://static.rogerebert.com/redactor_assets/pictures/54920305592cb06568000220/inherent_vice_ver4.jpg

I'll never understand why the studio doesn't hire one of the thousands of fan artists who do killer posters and just have them draw/paint something. They're millennials posting their art online for free, paying them couldn't possibly be more expensive than having someone Photoshop six different Avengers onto a generic backdrop.

Last edited by Abbie (2018-12-06 17:39:59)

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It's not even how bad the posters are for new movies — and oh they are — it's that there are like seventy different images associated with new movies. Character one-sheets! Hooray! No two bus stops will look alike!

It's like they've industrially decided never to make an accumulating impression — much less a lasting one.

(Really, it's just that the industry isn't doing the same thing anymore. Different-everything. But this is the result.)

Teague Chrystie

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And that's not helped by the fact that it seems like movie theatres always end up using the character one-sheets rather than the full, "official" poster, because of course the teaser posters get released first so they're what end up getting bought first. When The Force Awakens came out most of the theatres near me were still using just the SW logo on a black and white starfield rather than the full, colorful poster, because that's what they were given first. (That's probably a whole separate discussion right there, fear of spoilers straying too far into the opposite direction and resulting in deliberate non-hooks in advertising.)

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Sounds right — and every movie can be spoiled by its poster now, because every movie is a potential saga now.

I like the ideas we're bouncing off each other here.

EDIT: There's actually probably a lot of strange knock-on effects to posters as a result of the industrial newthink.

For instance, not only that they're [inappropriately] cagey about 'spoilers' in their posters because none of their big movies are presumed to be a nonquel anymore — 'nonquel'; copyright j'boy, 2018 — but also for the exact opposite reason: because no movie is presumed to be a nonquel anymore, they want separate ad campaigns for all of the aspects of the movie they might later spin off. All the characters, all the voices, all the settings, etc..

Hm.

Teague Chrystie

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^ What makes that especially perverse is that the model is designed to simultaneously make people paranoid of spoilers without having anything that's actually worth spoiling. Marvel spoilers below if anyone cares:

SPOILER Show
No one should go into an MCU film expecting anything of any significance to actually happen. That's not a bug, it's a feature—they have to keep the characters the same so that they can spend another ten films building up to the next cocktease that's supposed to change things forever but then actually doesn't. Even Infinity War, which is supposed to be the movie where everything changes, has as its "big spoiler" that half the cast gets killed off—the half that's already signed for announced sequels.

So they simultaneously have show-nothing marketing campaigns and do-nothing movies, but because the marketing is so spoiler-wary it tricks you into thinking something important will happen when of course nothing ever will.

Last edited by Abbie (2018-12-06 17:51:59)

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Abbie wrote:

"The model is simultaneously designed to make people paranoid of spoilers without having anything that's actually worth spoiling."

This will be a candidate for 'best things you've said all month.' Savor it.

Furthermore, if I may mangle your quote by replacing your 'do-nothing' with my 'tell-nothing':

Abbie wrote:

"Show-nothing marketing campaigns for tell-nothing movies."

Fuck yeah dawg.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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Teague wrote:

"Show-nothing marketing campaigns for tell-nothing movies."

Orson Welles applauds you from the stars.

EDIT: This compliment now seems inadvertently self-serving after I think about it for five seconds but I'll let it stand because fuck yeah punchup.

Last edited by Abbie (2018-12-06 18:06:15)

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Maybe we'll split credit 70/30 for that one. The rest is all you.

[EDIT: Nope, turns out I fixed your inadvertent self-servingness by serving myself a big 'ol potion of same. smile]

Anyway.

I really wanna keep playing with these ideas, but I need to get back to work — that said, this would make for a fun standalone Skype-cast, if you feel like recording such a thing. I feel like this is a topic which lends itself to throwing blanket statements at each other and seeing what sticks.

Teague Chrystie

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Likewise re: work, but I'd absolutely love that! I'm game to hammer something out if you are.

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(Check your PMs.)

Teague Chrystie

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I love new prints like this, I'd have this on my wall-

https://s1.thcdn.com/productimg/1600/1600/11983281-1684630489109937.jpg

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Mmf. I dig it.

Teague Chrystie

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So is that dope ass Verhoeven poster something one can buy?

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They only sell em at the venue, and once they're gone they're gone, but they might still have some left over! If you'd not be averse to using a middleperson I can check to see if they still have any when I'm there tomorrow and pick one up for you if so.

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I would be forever in your debt!

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A composer owing me a life-debt could come in handy. wink I'll let you know if I get lucky!