Saturday, August 1, 2015

Poster Break: The Danish Girl


There will be no getting around the insufferable Eddie Redmayne and his inevitable campaign this year for back-to-back Oscar wins, but all that aside, I'm really looking forward to this film.  It's a topical and important discussion for our times, and the role is certainly a plum one and so I won't begrudge him the win, if it is deserved.

But, let's forget the Oscar mess for a minute and talk about the poster!  This is stunning!  Obvious Persona comparisons here, but I love the vintage photograph feel and the way that this is framed, almost like the passing of secrets between these two women.  The look on Redmayne's face, almost of cautious wonder, contrasted with the sultry 'knowing' in Vikander's eyes is so sharply relevant to the struggle for Redmayne's character to become 'herself'.  The soft focus, the sepia tones, the EVERYTHING!!!

That's what I think...what do you think?

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  1. The poster looks good, I will admit, but..I am still not too crazy about it. It seems like such blatant Oscar bait, but I cross my fingers that Eddie Redmayne lives up to the hype. The poster is certainly giving me vibes of Les Miserables, though.

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    1. Oh, it's blatant Oscar bait, for sure...but it's also a powerful story...and when Oscar bait is done right, it works...so I'm all in for this one.

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    2. I hope it's good. I'll be honest, though. If Redmayne's thirst is at the same level as last time, or worse, we can at least poke fun st his desperation. That would certainly ease my pain if we were to potentially watch him give more cringe-inducing speeches.

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    3. LOL, Redmaybe's thirst will always be funny...even if his performance is not.

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  2. I hope this is a good film though I don't want Redmayne to win another Oscar. I hated his campaign and it seems like he's trying to prove himself to be great.

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    1. The thing that really sours me about the Redmayne campaign is that he would have won regardless...so he should have cooled his heels and not been such a thirsty whore.

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  3. I quite like the poster image on the whole...

    ...but that tagline made my throw up in my mouth a bit.

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  4. Oh Redmayne is puckering up to kiss Oscar's ass. I am looking forward to this film because, as a little girl I remember reading about this man and his transformation into a woman (This was in the 70's). I think I read about it in a book about Life Magazine. Anyhoo, I agree about it reminding one of Persona. I do like this poster-it does speak volumes and is quite artistic.

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    1. This actually took place in the early 1900's...1930 to be exact. Here's the Wiki page:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lili_Elbe

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    2. Oh! See I thought it was from 1950 or 1951-I shall check it out. Thanks!

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    3. It's a pretty interesting story, and one that could really do well cinematically.

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  5. It's a very skillfully done poster, especially in this day and age when most are so unimaginative but the whole thing just reeks of Oscar bait. I guess that's unavoidable, still nice they put some effort into it. Like everyone else I'm dreading Redmayne's shameless grab for another prize.

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    1. Yeah, the Oscar stuff is inevitable...but this poster, all that stuff aside, is really beautiful and, like you said, a breath of fresh air.

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  6. I'm gonna be having nightmares about that poster for months to come.

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  7. The poster looks great, still not sure if I'm going to watch the film.

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    1. Oh, I'm for sure going to watch this...unless it looks like Albert Nobbs.

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  8. I think the poster looks great. I'm looking forward to the film, and to making fun of Redmayne's thirst. lol

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  9. Nice poster, very well done...but yeah, Redmayne is f--king ridiculous. Again, every time he wins something, just as they are about to hand him the award, Jupiter Ascending should be projected on the nearest wall....and then they call someone else on stage instead.

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    1. LOL, I really need to see Jupiter Ascending just so I can laugh at Redmayne!

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  10. I like the poster very much, and who knows...I might even give Redmayne the win for all we know. But if he wins back-to-back Oscars... Like, no. Please, anyone else. I mean, give it to Adam Sandler - anybody else!!!

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    1. LOL, er, I think I'd take Redmayne over Sandler...

      I'd take Kevin James over Redmayne, though! Mall Cop 2!!!

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