Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Posters for 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'

New posters for the huge Sundance Film Festival hit Martha Marcy May Marlene, Sean Durkin's hauntingly assured psychological thriller, can now be found online. Continuing it's success at the 2011 Sydney and Melbourne International Film Festivals, Australian audiences will have to wait until January 19, 2012 for it's official cinematic release. But, rest assured, Elizabeth Olsen and John Hawkes' names should be amongst the Oscar buzz for their excellent performances in this unsettling but elegantly constructed masterpiece.

Here are a couple of posters. What are your thoughts?


8 comments:

  1. Stylish if it wasn't for the Rolling Stone quote. Oddly enough I get a little bit put off by posters and covers that are too sprinkled with dazzling reviews. This is just one of course and doesn't matter that much, but it's an unnecessary spot on the otherwise clean, goodlooking poster.

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  2. I can't wait to see this man.

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  3. This is one of my TIFF selections - hopefully everything goes to plan and my tickets come through.

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  4. @ Jessica - I don't mind the quote, but I agree, it could have done without it. I remember there being a giant promotional standee for There Will Be Blood at the front of the cinema I worked at a few years back. I don't know if you saw it, but the one with DDL sitting in front of the fiery derrick, and with about 8-10 quotes listed above it. I used to get chills walking by that every day. The praise was so overwhelmingly good I felt sure it wouldn't live up to the hype - but it did! This is a great film.

    @ Sam - Soon enough, my friend.

    @ Ryan - I really hope you get the chance to see it. It's one of the most deeply affecting films I have seen this year, and I have seen it twice now - at SFF and at MIFF.

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  5. I like the poster but I too, could do without anything Peter Travers said about the film. I stopped reading Rolling Stone magazine a long time ago and I don't take anything Travers says seriously except for his hatred towards Michael Bay.

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  6. The version with the QR code is brilliant!

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  7. @ Steven - Yeah, I don't regularly read Travers' reviews, though his take on Transformers: DOTM was hilarious. Based on his comment, I assume the Oscar pitch will be for the two performances, though Durkin's direction, the cinematography and the editing are all top-notch.

    @ Joel - I think I prefer that one too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. You can tell those are indie movies. They aren't bad but probably overly simple in a cheap way.

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