Monday, March 02, 2009

Broken Embraces Poster Revealed

Thanks to Ziyad for sending me...


I assume we'll get something less pop art exciting when Almodóvar's latest actually makes it to America in November (they often go from graphically enticing to fairly standard floating head designs) but until then we can enjoy these variations on Penélope. Mmmm, Penélope. You mustn't steal her away from me... I get very possessive.

14 comments:

Janice said...

Why are the "foreign" posters generally more interesting than the "domestic" (North America) ones? (Yes, this one apes the posters of Andy Warhol but I suspect that is deliberate.) WHY? Is it the general artistic illiteracy of Americans in general that's responsible? I mean, compared for instance to these polish posters:

http://www.agrayspace.com/posters/

The Sunset boulevard one I've long been familiar with, capturing the fragmentation and insanity, the disintergration of personality of the Gloria Swanson character, but all of these are intriguing, several are outright knockouts, and in some instances (River of No Return) better than the film it advertises.

Even the new poster for Australia in Japan is better than the US one - or at least a little bit different. So, why can't we have better poster design?

ryan said...

i think it comes down to the marketing departments believing that americans are too literal for non-representational posters. and you know maybe they are through decades of training to be so.

for example: i'm sure that you could find people out there who would look at the posters for ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER and THE SAVAGES, who had never heard of the movies, and assume they were animated because they had drawings for posters.

rosengje said...

I am relatively certain that actressexual panic is the funniest term I have ever heard.

Kamikaze Camel said...

Janice, see I tend to actually not like Polish posters (and me being a poster fanatic too), but whereas you think American designs are too literal, I tend to find Polish designs too lateral. A lot of them aren't so much posters as merely being pictures with a title attached.

Y Kant Goran Rite said...

I don't like Warhol (most of the time), but that is one awesome poster.

Nat, can you not post any further info on this movie? If I find out any more about it, I don't know how I'm gonna survive without seeing it til Christmas (which is when it's bound to get a release in my crappy crappy end of the world).

Jeremy Richey said...

Gorgeous...A new Almodovar is always worth getting excited about and this design is beautiful.

Janice said...

//but whereas you think American designs are too literal, I tend to find Polish designs too lateral. A lot of them aren't so much posters as merely being pictures with a title attached.//

Interesting point, Glenn. (I don't think I've seen "lateral" used in that way before.) I almost said in my original post that if I didn't know better I'd think the poster for The Country Girl (or any one of those on that site) represented some avant guard masterpiece. (I guess the Poles just got used to them.) Still, as visuals, they were knockout and I'd rather have something interesting than blatantly informative - I can get "information" from the reviews.

For instance, the "international" poster for The Interpreter was "literal" and yet the composition was more intriguing to me than the domestic (US) poster, which was fairly horrid. (The one element on it that worked was the sweep of the UN building's roof, but that was very much a secondary element.)

e.VILLANUEVA said...

I have posted an official synopsis extracted from the press book.

Click in my name to read it.

Since English is not my mother tongue, you are welcome to correct.

;)

Faux said...

You can see a coverage about Broken Embraces in youtube (in Spanish, of course):

Part I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn60I2u7Osc

Part II
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j08s_UQHaY4

Enjoy it!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

im pretty sure you've seen this pic by now, but since yuore in love with Penelope Cruz, maybe you want to see it again?

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KWpXQlUCpQ4/SadaEaPg-SI/AAAAAAAAA6w/4xwBja6p3Og/s1600-h/oscar-party-0902-ps03.jpg

NATHANIEL R said...

anon... i hadn't seen that. Thanks!

Faux said...

Broken Embraces' Official synopsis:

A man writes, lives and loves in the dark. Fourteen years before, he suffered a brutal car accident in Lanzarote island. In the accident not only he lost his vision, he also lost Lena, the woman of his life.

Faux said...

Official trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GFzEl2FU5I

Jack said...

All of you will appreciate this. I just got my hands on 7 exclusive hi-res scenes of Pedro Almodovar's new film 'Broken Embraces'. The talk is Penelope cruz will be nominated again for another Oscar, this time as a lead actress. The quality is great, I'm ure you'll appreciate it.

http://www.showbizcafe.com/en/news/exclusive-7-scenes-from-broken-embraces/1521