Sunday, May 9, 2010

Well Played, Poster: Carlos

Following Cédric Succivalli on Twitter pays dividends. Not only do you get up-to-date and breaking news on the Cannes Film Festival, but also links to things such as this poster for Olivier Assayas' Carlos from D*Hollywood.

Now, Carlos is actually a TV miniseries, but will be screening at Cannes in its entire 5.5hr version. I had no idea what Carlos was about - Assayas is a filmmaker that drifts in and out of my orbit, I imagine if more of his films were available on DVD then he might enter it permanently - but after looking at this poster I figured "something to do with terrorism." Turns out I was right. Good job, poster!

It's a corker, isn't it?

If you want to be cruel you could say it apes the poster for Terminator Salvation (although I'm sure that was ripping off something else that I can't recall), but I appreciate that a film such as Carlos can do it (and better).


Paul Martin said...

Nice image, not sure about the title.

Glenn Dunks said...

Yeah, the title isn't exactly evocative, is it?

Simon said...

I hate when they name something the first name of its protagonist. I did a whole rant n it and everything.

That said, awesome poster. They burn each other out.

Paul Martin said...

I don't mind the grenade, but the style of the font itself is a bit shitty - too flat, too much like M.A.S.H.