Friday, December 3, 2010

New poster for "The King's Speech": Weinstein to the rescue

When the first US poster for The King's Speech was unveiled heads were scratched. Even the film's director, Tom Hooper, publicly admitted to hating it, and called it a "train smash." Hooper even promised that a new poster was definitely on the way. And while I'm not crazy about the yellow background, this is leagues ahead of what this presumed Oscar front-runner has been given so far. The extreme close-up and bit of the microphone is almost like the cover of a special edition novel cover, and I mean that as a compliment. Obviously Harvey Weinstein realizes that this is going to be one of his major players this awards season, and he's responded appropriately. Along with Blue Valentine's posters, this is among the best of the year (though it can't touch that recent Black Swan poster...I'm not sure anything can).

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