Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Pride

Pride - Theatrical Poster
SIX-REEL SHUFFLE POSTER POLL!

We here running this, the most popular blog on the internet, thought we'd take a break from our opinions and request some of yours. There's a minor debate going on right now behind the scenes as to the aesthetic/artistic quality of the poster above. One of the Six-Reel editors has called it "the best poster I've seen in years." Another said, frankly, "blech." Well, only one way to settle this-- put it to the masses; the millions and millions of our loyal readers. Post your comments below. What do you think?

14 comments:

jeff said...

Awesome.

dan keezer said...

This poster thinks this poster has some good ideas. Including the use of negative space that is definitely unconventional in Hollywood movie poster-advertising. There's also the interesting use of perspective that suggests inspiration from the tag-line "Reach for it ..."

What is most unique is the artsy water border, which still allows for some sort of serious tone to the movie instead of cartoony.

I don't really like it though, it's ugly.
This poster is so much better.

Kalen Egan said...

I feel the need to let everyone know that I've just had a conversation with Dan Keezer in which he revealed to me that the reason he doesn't like this poster is the "color scheme."

So basically he's a racist, and nobody should trust anything he says.

dan "grand wizard" keezer said...

what can I say... black people = ugly. Especially when mixed with blue and (shutter) white.

Kalen Egan said...

Some may be able to "shutter" their eyes to your insensitivity, pal, but not me.

And with that, I launch the "cast Keezer out of civilized society" campaign. All you need to do to join is make fun of Dan's spelling.

dan david duke keezer said...

I never spell anything correctly during black history month as a form of protest.

joey devine said...

something about this poster reminds me of "ordinary people".

jeff said...

The hegemonic racism and patriarchal enforcement of Dan's choice of posters -- he favors the more pasty imperial white couple over the strong, wet black man -- really is telling of his capitalist pig tendencies. I believe his denouement is really a cry for help from a hopelessly lost and deconstructed post-post-industrialist. It is so sad to see a lexicon so filled with syntactic hatred and dismissal of the discursivity of the symbolic diaspora. Schadenfreude.

joey devine said...

When I was taking lifeguard training, they showed us this video called "Myths, Lies, and other untruths about the swimming pool," where an african-american youth was on a diving board and the supervisor came up to the lifeguard and said, "watch out for Reggie, black people have much denser bones than white people. So he's not a very good swimmer." And then the screen went black and big red letters said WRONG!

mlucas said...

blech.

Spencer Owen said...

The Pride poster (forgetting possible gripes with the title of the movie for a second) is good. The colors work very well for me.

One thing nobody's mentioned, maybe because it's obvious, is that it evokes the time period well with very minimal elements. It's almost as if there is an afro from the '70s in the poster, even though there is not an afro from any time period in it.

Joey Devine said...

Well, there is an Afro-American....................................Bada ba. I'll be here all week, ladies and gentleman!

Kalen Egan said...

Let's have another hand for Michael Richards! Michael Richards, everyone!

michael richards said...

Kalen, that really hurt my feelings. Plus, I just wanted to let everyone know that I'll be playing Punchy's on Madison in Winnetka, Illinois on tuesday. All Klan members two free drink tickets when they present their membership card (or Hood!) at the door.