‘Secretariat’ poster

Posted by · 12:18 pm · August 31st, 2010

I’m getting a look at Randall Wallace’s “Secretariat” tonight.  It may or may not be an awards play for Diane Lane.  I’ve heard both sides of the argument.  In the meantime, a new poster has been released by Disney, and yeah, it looks a little familiar.  But what else are you going to put on a poster about horse racing?  Check out the full image after the jump.

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  • 1 8-31-2010 at 1:12 pm

    m1 said...


  • 2 8-31-2010 at 1:14 pm

    Burt said...

    You must be drooling all over your keyboard, Tapley. Considering there are animals and white people, this is sure to be your #2 of the year a la Bolt.

  • 3 8-31-2010 at 1:16 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    let us know, i love diane lane

  • 4 8-31-2010 at 1:20 pm

    Andrew M said...

    I’m not getting anything from this movie at all. I don’t like they are using basically the same poster as Seabiscut, but like you said Kris, what other options are there.

  • 5 8-31-2010 at 1:31 pm

    forts said...

    The poster should have been the horse riding the jockey… That way no one can say that it’s a ripoff

  • 6 8-31-2010 at 1:36 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Such obsessive anger, Burt/R. Burton/Richard Burton/Ricardo/Richie.

    But no, it looks as pedestrian to me as I imagine it does everyone else.

  • 7 8-31-2010 at 1:52 pm

    McAllister said...

    Burt – you’re a bit of a dick, no?

  • 8 8-31-2010 at 2:01 pm

    The Dude said...

    This poster looks very…well, cheap. It’s crisp and colorful, but it looks like it was really easy to throw together.

  • 9 8-31-2010 at 2:06 pm

    Tye-Grr said...

    Perhaps the least inspired poster I’ve seen all year. I literally fell asleep looking at it.

  • 10 8-31-2010 at 2:10 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Nice poster. Pleasing colors.

  • 11 8-31-2010 at 2:32 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    Terrible poster. Is this Lassie or Secreteriat. What a disgrace.

  • 12 8-31-2010 at 2:33 pm

    Duncan Houst said...

    I don’t have such undying anger against this project as most. I think it will be good, but I can’t imagine actually seeing it. The trailer doesn’t strike me as something amazing or Oscar worthy. I don’t see this film ever making it to that top ten list.

  • 13 8-31-2010 at 3:22 pm

    Maxim said...

    “But no, it looks as pedestrian to me as I imagine it does everyone else.”

    Pedestrian? But… he’s riding a horse!

    Couldn’t help it :) .

  • 14 8-31-2010 at 3:25 pm

    Maxim said...

    ” I don’t like they are using basically the same poster as Seabiscut,”

    Utter nonsense. The presence of the horse in both doesn’t not mean they are identical or even close.

  • 15 8-31-2010 at 3:53 pm

    Julian Stark said...

    I think this film will be a crowd-pleaser type film that gets into Best Picture a la “The Blind Side.” i’m not convinced on Diane Lane. For a long time I’ve been saying that she’ll make the cut in the end, but I just can’t see who she’d replace.

    Anyway, hope you enjoy the film.

  • 16 8-31-2010 at 3:57 pm

    Mark Kratina said...

    Kind of torn. On one hand, I give Disney credit for not thrusting the star of the film in our faces like so many other studio posters (though I suppose one could argue the horse is the star); on the other hand, it does look rather plain. It’s still a cool poster, just lacking in imagination a bit.

  • 17 8-31-2010 at 4:13 pm

    Andrew M said...

    @Maxim Yeah I don’t like it because I’m a little biased, but I did mention Kris’s point that there aren’t really any other ways to do it.

  • 18 8-31-2010 at 9:12 pm

    Glenn said...

    This looks more like an early teaser poster, the kind you release before you choose a typeface, a big central image, a full credits list and someone in the art department who isn’t the work experience kid.

  • 19 8-31-2010 at 11:11 pm

    Dan said...

    The Seabiscuit poster is so creative…this one is just blah.

  • 20 9-01-2010 at 2:40 am

    Dooby said...

    I’m all for Diane Liane – I think she’s great. But this kinda sucks.

  • 21 9-01-2010 at 3:31 am

    aspect ratio said...

    Yeah, I’m with Glenn on this one. It just doesn’t seem like a finished poster, more like an early draft. That font doesn’t work, and that black/blue gradient just looks odd unless the film is about a horse flying through the upper atmosphere.

  • 22 9-01-2010 at 6:01 am

    JJ said...

    Thoughts, Kris? I’m sure you’ll post ’em somewhere. :-)