Sunday, December 10, 2006

There Are No Words

Even in a year of dubious artistic choices, have you seen anything so obviously wrong as this poster for Venus, intended to be Peter O'Toole's comeback vehicle? Don't they want people to come see it? Do they want us to think it's the story of a fruity, 175-year-old wax model? Didn't anyone explain the Wonder Boys Factor to the marketing people of Miramax—namely, that you can make an extraordinary movie (which Wonder Boys is, but which I somehow doubt that Venus is), but if the poster-art looks like someone's fey bachelor uncle fuglying it up into late middle age, no one but no one will come?

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5 Comments:

Blogger Ali said...

Thank You! I think the exact same thing every time I encounter that... thing.

2:09 PM, January 02, 2007  
Blogger Ali said...

Hey, you're back and running! Excellent. And even more reason to celebrate - your first "A" of the year. Why doesn't my video store carry this? *grumbles*

2:15 PM, January 02, 2007  
Blogger NATHANIEL R said...

omg. UPDATES! and yet... and yet... these entries are dated from early december. Is blogger playing diegetic games with your posts are or are you really and truly back?

6:45 PM, January 02, 2007  
Blogger Dr. S said...

There are no words for the fact that your posts are starting to get posted, at long last.

5:58 AM, January 04, 2007  
Blogger J.J. said...

Yes, that poster is a disaster.

But Venus is a fine movie. A million times better than Prada -- I am BAFFLED that everyone is STILL getting off on it, and Blunt. Ick.

9:09 PM, January 04, 2007  

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