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Monday, January 10, 2011

Top 10 Week: Posters of 2010

#10: The Social Network

I love how the picture of Jesse Eisenberg kind of looks like a mugshot. I also like that the poster is simple and yet very evocative of the tone of the film.

#9: The Trotsky

Power to the people! I think this poster both captures the fighting spirit of the film and highlights many of the film's best moments.

#8: Never Let Me Go

I think this poster is great both because it's a beautiful image and because of what the image suggests. The two are running away but they're running down a pier, which has a very defined and certain end. In the film the two fight for more time but, ultimately, come to realize that the end is inevitable. Beautiful and so sad.

#7: The Expendables

I haven't seen The Expendables but I suspect that this is a matter of truth in advertising. I mean, you pretty much know what you're going to get from a movie with a poster like this, right?

#6: Inception

One of my favourite parts of Inception is when Ariadne starts playing around with the dreamscape, folding the city over on itself, so I think that's why I like this poster so much because it plays on the same warping of perspective.

#5: Date Night

I don't know what it is about this poster, exactly, but it makes me laugh every time I see it. I think it's the "What? Oh, just an ordinary night" attitude Steve Carrell and Tina Fey exude.

#4: Let Me In

The intersection of wholesome and creepy.

#3: 127 Hours

It's not often in life when you can pinpoint exactly where things went wrong. Just looking at this shot makes me want to yell, "Dude, don't."

#2: The American

A very old school poster for a very old school-style film. Love it.

#1: Black Swan

Black Swan actually has a ton of really cool posters but these two are my favourites. So creepy, so beautiful, so perfect.


CMrok93 said...

I liked all of these posters, but I can't say what my favorite actually was The Social Network, cause Eisenberg's mug throughout the whole film, is what really sells it all.

Rachel said...

I haven't seen 127 Hours yet, but that poster is certainly my favorite. I know folks are sick of the blue/orange poster combo, but it works brilliantly here to make that empty hourglass between the rocks.

Norma Desmond said...

@MCrok93: Eisenberg's facial expressions (particularly during the lawsuit proceedings) are gold.

@Rachel: Agreed. It's a really striking image.

Vanessa said...

The Black Swan ones were gorgeous! Also really liked the different ones for Never Let Me Go.
A poster that I really disliked was Little Fockers. Somehow they made DeNiro and Ben Stiller look like they are the same age. So creepy!