This Week In Movie Posters: Jack Reacher, Madea, And The Dreaded Diagonals

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08.15.16 36 Comments

This week in movie posters begins with Complete Unknown, from Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace), starring Michael Shannon. In posters, heads up looking towards the sun or horizon is generally code for “uplifting drama” or comedy, whereas looking at the ground usually means pensive psychological drama. It’s almost like he’s looking down at a puddle asking “Who am I?”

Anyway, I like the potted plant motif. Also, the fact that Michael Shannon’s natural resting face is a mask of barely contained inner turmoil makes designing his posters a lot easier.

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