February 13, 2013 at 12:58 pm #90866
Not sure if anyone else has managed to comment on this, but I was recently introduced to a new poster in preparation for the Academy Awards. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the previous one with Seth MacFarlane, but this one – featuring a different statue designed to represent the winners of each year – really blew me away in its detail.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?February 13, 2013 at 1:12 pm #90868
It’s amazing! The one before with Seth MacFarlane was so bad!
Is a beautiful mind not there because of 9/11? I can only assume so.February 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm #90869
^ No, I think it’s a gag referring to Russell Crowe’s hallucinations throughout the movie. Is the Oscar there or not? Who knows?
I love this poster by the way, it’s very creative.February 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm #90870
Yes I’ve taken a look at it. I think my favorite one is the statuette of the ‘girl in the red coat’.February 13, 2013 at 1:35 pm #90871
I’m not sure how to interpret the missing 2001 Oscar, but could that be a photograph of Sissy’s mantel?February 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm #90872
Pook, I’m glad you took to that one. I think that’s tied for my favorite with the Hobbit of 2003 and 1960’s use of the spaghetti on the tennis racket (man, do I want to watch The Apartment again).
Also, if we’re all speculating about it, I was also pretty sure that 2001 was an allusion to John Nash’s hallucinations.February 13, 2013 at 1:47 pm #90874
What’s up with the “Crash” one?February 13, 2013 at 2:39 pm #90875
I wonder what the Argo one will look like. 😉February 13, 2013 at 4:27 pm #90876
Best Oscar Poster… probably ever…February 13, 2013 at 5:17 pm #90877
Wonderful poster. Could spend hours looking at it! Lots of fun 🙂 A few confusing ones that are harder to interpret than others (i.e. Terms of Endearment, Crash), then again, a lot of iconic images that connot be mistaken (American Beauty, Forrest Gump, Platoon, The Godfather, Lawrence of Arabia, The Last Emperor).
I was wondering why the Schindler’s List Oscar didn’t depict Oskar Schindler, but then I realized it might not be very tasteful to have one in SS garb, so perhaps the girl in the red coat was a better, and perhaps more recognizable image to use.
One of my favourites is Rain Man.February 13, 2013 at 5:24 pm #90878
I wonder what the Argo one will look like. 😉
My guess, if they ever did keep this poster up-to-date, the Argo statue would have a beard, shaggy mop top, a suit, briefcase, CIA badge on his chest, and a script in his hand. But then again, most of these statues are bald and/or naked. So, perhaps scrap the beard and hair.February 13, 2013 at 5:29 pm #90879
Even though I can appreciate the A Beautiful Mind “statue,” I feel like a statue working on, or standing in front of a window filled with formulatic equations would be a bit more easily recognized/associated with the film.February 13, 2013 at 6:22 pm #90880
The Old poster was horrible…. This poster….. ehFebruary 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm #90881
Does anyone know a site where they have each photo individually. Not matter where I look its blurry when I zoom in. Can’t even read the dates! This is really good. Love the Slumdog one and also the little rat from the Departed.