If you’ve ever visited this blog before you’re probably wondering why I’ve decided to show a poster to a movie that I’m never (ever) going to see. Well if you look closely or from a fair distance off you’ll notice all the tricks of a composed movie poster that is fairly flat and smudgy on the photoshop side. The tell-tale signs like the eyes, the lips, the weird proportions all make the poster seem kind of ignorable. However that’s not happening here – Dane Cook (center) writes from his myspace page (people still use that?) about some of the photoshop issues he has. He’s got ten issues that almost work as a cheat sheet for the next time you feel a bit dirty when you look at a movie poster. Below are a couple – read them all at www.danecook.com
It looks like I’m wearing Maybelline Water Shine Diamonds Liquid Lipstick. My characters name is now Winter Solstice and I’m a hooker with a heart of gold. Jason is my floral carrying pimp, while Kate is my first trick!
It’s actually a close up shot of Tom Sellecks Magnum P.I. mustache they photo-slapped on my noggin’.
I was going to ignore the whole poster, but when I came across a second sort of related but different article about actors complaining about how they’re promoted in posters Actors Slam Movie Poster Printing from Hotcards blog I thought it might be worth mentioning.