Classic, classy, and simple. A beautiful poster for a beautiful film.
The version of the poster featuring Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya seems to have been preferred by theatres (at least around here), but I much prefer this one, which sort of looks like a drawing from an old school medical text.
Beautiful but also a little bit creepy and unsettling, just like the film's operatic prologue (which also includes this image of Kirsten Dundst).
There's something incredibly sinister about this poster, which manages to suggest both the violent act at the centre of the story as well as the distant nature of the relationship between the protagonist mother and her teenage son.
The film itself is dark, serious and fairly macho, but the font is all camp and fairly girly, evocative of an '80s teen movie. It's an odd, but also oddly compelling combination.
This poster is just about perfect, highlighting as it does the way that the protagonist is stuck in a teenage mindset (through the imitation teen book series cover) despite her increasingly adult problems (the whole being passed out drunk thing). Plus, that dog is adorable.
The undertone of aggression in this poster is all the more meaningful after the film came to be one of the most celebrated and financially successful comedies of the year. Awesome, pure and simple.
The film is an extremely low key, homespun western so the very stripped down aesthetic of this poster is perfect.
A great poster all on its own, but one that takes on even greater depths once you've seen the film. It's fantastic both in concept and in execution.
Beautiful, dreamy, and completely in keeping with the style and tone of the film. It's everything a great poster should be.