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V e r y good looking poster.
That house is all you need; its pretty much the main character. Can’t wait to see how they use it in the film
I don’t like the yellow at all, but could be worse.
The queen get first billing, of course.
Yeah, that yellow is taking me back to Little Miss Sunshine and its ubiquitous branding. That’s not a place I want to return.
Nice tagline though, and I like the names collapsing into the house, one on top of the other. It will be interesting to see whether this becomes TWC’s primary promotional baby. This is a strong start along that line.
screams SAG Ensemble…
I like the names collapsing into the house, one on top of the other.
too many to line up side by side.
Sometimes they don’t even try to hide the arousal color but just confess what they’re up to right in the title.
in color temperament theory, interesting to remember that yellow bile was one of the Four Humors in Ancient Greece — That’s where we get the concept of “choleric” personality types characterized as
“Prone to anger, impatience, irritability; short temper. Confrontational, contentious. Dramatic, bombastic manner; high powered personality… Driven, “Type A” personality. Prone to extremism, fanaticism.”
Huh. I had never thought of it in connection to humorist/temperamental symbolism before. I like it; it certainly fits with this example right here. That theory could also explain the ubiquity of big red title in comedy and rom-com posters–red evoking the sanguine temperament and its amiable, impulsive, romantic qualities.
Upon closer inspection, an exceedingly minor quibble: why ‘shop in a shadow where the roof overlaps the walls? The illusion of three dimensions isn’t needed here at all. I’m not imagining that the roof has literally been flipped up on this house, so there’s no need to show us how that would look in relation to an unseen light source.
as long as we’re quibbling, how come the angle of the porch step handrail and the slice of gable under one peak of the roof line is an attempt to suggest a perspective with the viewer standing slightly to left of the front door — and yet there’s no left hand side of the house to be seen?
is every member of this family hiding behind a faulty facade!?
SOO excited for this!!
I have heard from the previews that Meryl and Julia knock it out of the park and Margo Martindale and Benedict C. are great too!
What I am really excited about is to see MISTY UPHAM in a good role!! I loved her in FROZEN RIVER and so glad to see her here!!
How they stack up
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They could never do the Playbill photo (that also has yellow), because it would read a little like a zombie movie. In theater such a promotion makes more sense because there is a sense of interaction when going to a play.
Though Meryl in a wicked-looking Violet still would have sold the movie hook, line, and sinker. Like this pose:
There a quite a few people in the cast I do not really like but luckily that bench is deep enough to have me still interested. Team Margo.
The poster does spin a neat riff on the staging of the play itself. All the theater designs give the sensation of cracking open the entire structure of the home and looking inside at a cross-section of a rickety dollhouse.
Fails to have the same effect of knocking down walls and exploding outward. Instead comes off as lifting the lid on a pressure cooker — and by doing so it adds the impression of everybody packed inside a box, in claustrophobic confinement.
That’s a good theory but I have seen several exterior on-location shots that makes me fear another mis-direction in the importance of interiors in the play that Doubt got itself caught in.
Just not a very good poster, I was expecting something a little different. I hope this movie is along the lines of Ordinary People.
It’s not. Find the source material. It’s a quick read.
Most of the cast is good, but Julia Roberts is so miserably miscast. She doesn’t have the range for her difficult role, and doesn’t seem at all like she could be Streep’s daughter. Laura Linney should have gotten that part. This brilliant play needed Mike Nichols directing on screen.
shut up. the film is already done shooting. take your wishful thinking somewhere else.
the screenplay for this is fantastic. they opened up the play. the conversation between the three sisters in the attic now takes place outside, at the docks, the parking lot and a restaurant balcony. it will be so gooood.
I’m sure the movie will be great but this poster does nothing to sell the movie to us who know nothing about the play. Too much inside baseball. It’s like they are selling the cast list instead of the movie.
Exactly! It’s better if it looks flat. So skip the shadow! Oh well.
Jerry – First, I would assume this is a teaser poster. Second, just that list of actors will get people in the theater.
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