Friday, January 11, 2008

One Line Review's Top Ten Movie Posters of 2007

1. PARIS, JE T'AIME. A beautiful idea, nicely done, with a smart inner-and-outer circle concept of presenting the large group of names for directors (wisely more prominant) and actors.

2. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (advance). A knockout concept (the COMING SOON doesn't quite work though) that is stark and unsettling, as is the movie.

3. THE DARJEELING LIMITED. Unusual use of text and an array of colors whose palate is hardly the norm in movie posters; puts you in the mood for the film to come.

4. GRINDHOUSE. A perfect companion to the film, an on-the-nose homage to the outrageousness of the grindhouse movie "pitch."

5. MICHAEL CLAYTON. Great use of star actor (still clearly visible) without losing the meaning of the film; "depth" is arresting.

6. MR. BROOKS. Retro style is at once creepy and comforting.

7. IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON. Although text at the bottom messes it up a bit, an interesting visual that shows the rocket as "small"-- a hint to the "insignificance of man."

8. EVAN ALMIGHTY (advance). Just plain funny.

9. THERE WILL BE BLOOD. Striking image is as stark as the advance poster, with the askew tie a nice touch for our off-center protagonist.

10. MUSIC AND LYRICS. Subtle poster shows the leads enjoying themselves, as we hope to by watching them; not showing their eyes is risky and unusual.

Honorable Mentions:

HM. 300. Depicts an exciting scene in the film, visually interesting— like the film itself.

HM. THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM. Highlights Matt Damon's subtle performance as the ever-unsure amnesiac Jason Bourne.

HM. DAN IN REAL LIFE. Funny, with perfect "real life" image, if somewhat strange.

HM. SUPERBAD. Shows off our two oddball leads, just being themselves, which is what the movie's about.


Josh said...

I really hate that "Dan in Real Life" poster... but other than that, great list!

Reviewer1 said...

I've had people tell me that! Maybe I'm just a sucker for Steve Carrell-- although I hated the movie itself!