Saturday, October 28, 2006

at the cinema

Being a nonstop visual, artistic person can be tiring sometimes. But in a good way. Especially, when I watch films, I usually get caught up too deep with details and questioning myself if something I just saw can be a possible inspiration, theme, or simply connected to a subject that I might know of.

Films can be an excellent source of inspiration and have been for a great number of designers. I should seriously start counting how many times critics have made references to "Breakfast at Tiffany's'", "Belle de Jour", "Desperately Seeking Susan" and so on. After the movies, actresses become next "victims" of reference, because I think that if the actress was not suitable for the role, then the way she wears and handles the clothes in the movie would be just wrong. I mean, can you imagine anyone other than Catherine Deneuve wearing that iconic YSL coat and Roger Vivier flats?

All of this brings me to film posters. I have always been a big of them. Although, I do not collect them (they look quite dorm style to me when hung on walls), film posters can sometimes break or make a film for me. And no, I am not vein. This notion is being described by the fact that there have been some very good films with not so impressive posters such as "The Swimming Pool". But, this post is about good posters, so I am going to tell you which poster scored the highest score this month. It is "The Good German" with George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. It is such a refreshing idea to use vintage 40's style for the poster when they could easily go with something more generic. They took inspiration from "Casablanca", although they have inserted some current time elements such as very sharp image of Cate. But, at the end you need to keep it current.


Anonymous said...

Oh, agree. Much better execution that Black Dahlia.

eurobrat said...

I am dying to see The Good German- the poster and trailer have me hooked.