Another poster — ‘Revolutionary Road’

Posted by · 8:22 pm · September 17th, 2008

I’ll reserve my opinion and turn it over to the readership for the verdict, though I’m pretty sure I know the answer:

Paramount Vantage's Revolutionary Road

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  • 1 9-17-2008 at 8:28 pm

    JAB said...

    This could just be because I really want to see and like this movie, but I think it’s perfect. It shows it’s stars, and each of them has some true raw emotion on their face.

  • 2 9-17-2008 at 8:28 pm

    Bryan said...

    Love it.

  • 3 9-17-2008 at 8:31 pm

    Daniel Deporte said...

    the greatest movie of the year. I hope so…

    One image. Much emotion envolved. Great.

  • 4 9-17-2008 at 8:36 pm

    Sean said...

    Smart poster…you would never know it was a 1950’s period piece which wouldn’t bring box office.

  • 5 9-17-2008 at 8:40 pm

    Aaron said...

    I really like it. Classic and simple. I have high expectations for this movie. I hope it’s good!

  • 6 9-17-2008 at 8:43 pm

    Ivan said...

    The style is so Margot at the Wedding, but a nice photograph, its all about the hair!Kate the Great

  • 7 9-17-2008 at 8:44 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    NOT the reactions I was expecting. I personally think it’s creatively lacking for obvious reasons. But hey, to each his own!

  • 8 9-17-2008 at 8:45 pm

    kiero said...

    The style is so Margot at the Wedding, but a nice photograph, its all about the hair!Kate the Great

  • 9 9-17-2008 at 8:49 pm

    Silrone said...

    really powerfull.

  • 10 9-17-2008 at 8:54 pm

    Proman said...

    I agree with all the previous posters.

    Also, if you squint your eyes and look close enough you can see an iceberg in the background.

  • 11 9-17-2008 at 9:02 pm

    Mr. Gittes said...

    Looks like the Baby Face Nelson love/crime biopic.

  • 12 9-17-2008 at 9:25 pm

    Bobby said...

    Looks like they made the picture so small so they could fit all those names underneath.
    I wonder what the polish poster will look like.

  • 13 9-17-2008 at 9:40 pm

    head_wizard said...

    I am not looking foward to this film really something has always seemed off anf the trailer didn’t help.

    But the poster looks good, simple and elegant actually

  • 14 9-17-2008 at 10:22 pm

    Rob Scheer said...

    Look, I want to see the movie as much as the people inexplicably saying they love this image.

    I don’t love or hate the poster, but are people really seeing “raw emotion” in that picture? They each look pretty blank…

    I’m a bit more than halfway through the book, and this poster doesn’t give you a clue what’s involved, nor does it particularly tantalize or make one curious. It seems like it’s trying to appeal to the “Titanic” fangirls that just tells you “they’re in another movie!”

  • 15 9-17-2008 at 10:33 pm

    Jacob said...

    Elegant? Yes, but it’s too simple and I don’t think it matches the tone of the film. Too much white, bad typography, and I don’t think the photo is all that powerful.

    But it doesn’t make me want to see the movie any less.

  • 16 9-17-2008 at 10:44 pm

    jason said...

    looks like the match point poster

  • 17 9-18-2008 at 1:15 am

    Jim said...

    At first, I was like “Aren’t they supposed to be unhappy? Why all that light? Shouldn’t it be darker?” But then I thought, the whole point is that they are unhappy deep down, despite their superficially successful lives.

  • 18 9-18-2008 at 1:17 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Generally, I like it. I love the layout, the type face, the use of white space … though the image itself could, I think, be a bit more striking.

    Still, compared to some other posters we’ve seen lately, it’s refreshingly clean and restrained.

  • 19 9-18-2008 at 2:58 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    I like the poster itself. But not really for the movie it is advertising. I´d have wanted a more 50´s look. Is that one of your issues too Kris?

  • 20 9-18-2008 at 5:43 am

    Rob Scheer said...

    I actually don’t think I’d mind this poster nearly as much if even one of them had some sort of emotion conveyed with their face OR a tagline establishing all is not perfect.

    As is, it seems the poster was haphazardly thrown out there to appeal to the LCD.

  • 21 9-18-2008 at 5:43 am

    Liz said...

    I’m not crazy about it. Like other people said, it doesn’t seem to match the tone of the trailer, but I also didn’t think the trailer matched the tone of the book, so maybe I’m just being stubborn.

    I agree, Jonathan. I would have liked to see a more 50s-style look.

  • 22 9-18-2008 at 7:21 am

    Ben said...

    Aside from being a fairly simple design, I also think it may be the wrong way to sell the movie. The poster seems to be going after Titanic fans by highlighting the reunion of the two actors and also suggesting a more romantic story, but from what I have read about the film’s story it is pretty depressing and such a marketing approach could lead to bad word of mouth.

  • 23 9-18-2008 at 7:39 am

    Patrick said...

    Deceptively light. This may help pull in unsophisticated viewers. We elitists, however, will not be fooled.

  • 24 9-18-2008 at 8:16 am

    mike said...

    Boring and blah… do not like it.

    They want coin and that is what this poster will do, looks sort of similar to Titanic (since they are the only people we see) and as mentioned above, doesn’t show that it is a 1950’s piece

  • 25 9-18-2008 at 8:30 am

    garbogarbo said...


  • 26 9-18-2008 at 11:20 am

    The Z said...

    When hasn’t a film by Mendes not had a great poster?

  • 27 9-18-2008 at 11:41 am

    Chad said...

    How come Kathy Bates gets no love in the Titanic reunion press blitz?

  • 28 9-18-2008 at 1:06 pm

    Andrew said...


    Too simple for it’s own good – instead, it looks boring. At least the “Margot” poster had a flash of colour.

  • 29 9-18-2008 at 1:35 pm

    Dan said...

    i actually don’t like the poster at all. Just BLAH and for a depressing movie this doesn’t seem fitting

  • 30 9-18-2008 at 4:19 pm

    JAB said...

    i just need to say somewhere that i was fairly unimpressed with Burn After Reading…it was okay, but i don’t see any Oscar Potential.

  • 31 9-18-2008 at 6:37 pm

    Liz said...

    Definitely, JAB. I actually thought it was kind of bad. Not funny, not dramatic, just stuck somewhere in movie limbo.

    I’ve also been looking for a place to say that.

  • 32 9-18-2008 at 7:52 pm

    The Z said...

    Now that I’ve thought about it, this reminds me of the poster for “My Best Friend’s Girl.” I think it’s the big blocks of white.

  • 33 9-18-2008 at 7:52 pm

    The Z said...

  • 34 9-19-2008 at 2:46 pm

    Andrew said...

    i love it. i cant wait to see it and hope it lives up to expectations

  • 35 11-18-2008 at 8:28 am

    Michel said...

    Why would they use Helvetica for a film that supposedly takes place in the 1950s/early 60s? Futura would have been better.

  • 36 11-18-2008 at 8:29 am

    K.S.G. said...

    Agreed, Helvetica makes it look too modern.

  • 37 11-18-2008 at 8:35 am

    Derrick K. said...

    I’m appalled by the use of Helvetica on this poster. Agree it does not signify the time period.
    Futura would have been a great choice, but maybe too sterile. In which case why not go all out with a period look?? Movie posters from the time were really exciting. This one makes me want to go to sleep.