Thursday, December 6, 2007

100 Greatest Movie Posters: #71 - Teorema

Teorema (1968)
Directed by Pier Paulo Pasolini
Unknown Designer
Film Nationality - Italy
Poster Nationality - Japan

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The only Japanese designed poster on the countdown is this one for Pier Pasolini's Teorema. I generally find Japanese posters (for both Japanese films and international films) to be incredibly messy and unprofessional. Like, a lot of the time they're just a movie still blown up and splashed with colourful Japanese text.

But this? This poster for Teorema? That's beautiful. What it all means is a mystery to me, but it has a dready quality to it that I find irresistibile. However, that small image of somebody's eyes appearing out from the dirt (under Silvana Mangano's arm) is kind of scary. It feels like a David Lynch poster, actually, now that I think about it. And we all know they can be amazing.

1 comment:

RC said...

i've never heard of this movie before, but the poster is incredible!