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Starring Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden. Written and directed by Woody Allen
I appreciate the concept and what they’ve tried to achieve in terms of partially conveying the feel of the film. But my first impression was that, this poster, despite the good intent, somehow still left me wanting for more, aesthetically and composite-wise, etc.
On the other hand, as usual, commendably speaking in this case, Woody Allen **sells. (**I know I sound ironic. But in a sense, this much is true especially concerning but the viewers who appreciate his films.) Good cast notwithstanding, and like it or not, first and foremost the poster is rightfully focused on the fact that this film is written and directed by Woody Allen.
Given the trailer a few weeks ago, I’m so excited!
This poster reminds me of the one for Whatever Works. It’s just the actors doing…”something.”
Photographer: “Okay, Larry David, I want you to do ‘blah blah blabbity blah.”
Larry David: “Haha, what? Like this? Don’t I look ridiculous? Like, ehhhhhh what’s the deal?”
For this movie…
Photographer: “Miss Stone, wave your hands and look at something. Mr. Firth, look right. Yeah no we’ll photoshop you behind. Right…it’s suppose to look like your eyes aren’t making contact with her head and into nothing.”
it’s suppose to look like your eyes aren’t making contact with her head and into nothing.
oh ha ha. why don’t you wait to see the movie so you know the whole story??
Judging a book by its cover is one thing. But am I not allowed to judge a cover by its cover?
Was only joking, Kane. This link isn’t really a scene in the movie.
Or maybe you’re joking back at me. Should we both be using smileys?
I’m quite excited that Woody Allen is using one of my favorite actresses, Eileen Atkins, in his new film. She’s always an interesting actress to watch, and while most of her work can be seen on television mini-series productions via PBS, she occasionally pops up in some very good movies (Cold Mountain, Gosford Park, The Hours, Cold Comfort Farm, Robin Hood, The Dresser) to great effect. I really admire her versatility as an actress.
Throw in the great Marcia Gay Harden, Colin Firth and Jacki Weaver . . . well, it’s just a no-brainer for me. I’ll see it opening weekend!
the “Blue Jasmine” poster sucked, and this one sucks, too.
Ryan, didn’t realize you were joking. I clicked the link and I didn’t quite get what I was seeing…but smileys are always on the table.
I’ll give the clichéd answer of, I don’t see any magic, or any moonlight. 🙂
My actual opinion is: eh.
Here’s what’s going on.
The first poster reminded me a bit of the poster for Manhattan Murder Mystery. Just because it was blue and had a moon on it with the names of the cast on it.
Well, it’s certainly true that it isn’t a great poster like “Chinatown” or “Cabaret”. Then again, the poster for “Godfather, Part II” gave no inkling as to the greatness of that movie, either.
The poster has no effect on whether I want to see the movie or not. For me, it’s all about the director and, first and foremost, the cast, the cast, the cast. Always the cast.
Having said that, has anybody heard about when Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem” starring Christoph Waltz and David Thewlis is going to be released? I’ve been anticipating this movie forever.
It looks like his hat is photoshopped on.
Pretty mediocre poster, but the film still looks interesting and I want to watch it.
This is the kind of poster that indie filmmakers are warned away from. “It should never look like you made it yourself on your computer at home.”