New Poster For Roman Polanski's Carnage Is Surprisingly Lazy

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-11-09 13:30:06discussion comments
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The French poster for Roman Polanski's Carnage was absolutely fantastic. Made to look like an Andy Warhol painting, the one-sheet had the four principal actors looking happy on the left side of the poster, looking disgruntled in the middle, and looking furious on the right. It was perfect for a movie about a group of adults that start off being civil towards each other and slowly become more and more enraged. Sadly the newest poster for the movie isn't nearly as great. In fact, it's downright awful.

The new one-sheet for Carnage has arrived online and you can check it out below. Click on the image to see it in high-res.



The laziness of this poster is astounding. All they did was take this still, remove most of the background (making the actors look like cardboard cutouts), and increase the brightness and lower the contrast. Sure, it effectively shows off the stars, but it's incredibly ugly. Also, if you look closely at the words on top of the poster - from the tagline to "A Roman Polanski Film" - you can actually see the background pixels left over from when they copy-and-pasted the text in. This poster comes directly from the studio, so I can assure you that this is official. This was obviously rushed, but the real question is why.

Starring John C. Reilly, Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz, Carnage is based on a play by Yasmina Reza about two pairs of parents who decide to get together after their children are involved in a fight. The movie has been touring the festival circuit since the Cannes Film Festival in the spring and will be arriving in theaters on November 18th. For more about the movie, be sure to head over to our Blend Film Database.
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