‘The Illusionist’ poster, featuring yours truly

Posted by · 4:01 am · November 3rd, 2010

Hey, have you heard that I kinda like a little animated picture called “The Illusionist?” I may have mentioned it once or twice here. Well, Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled a new one-sheet for the film, and while I normally get quite critical about the design aspects of posters, this one has my full approval — mostly, I admit, for the fact that it gives me my first US poster quote. Interesting that they fillet out the “m” word from my February review, given the related debate Kris recently started, but after multiple viewings of the film, I stand by it. Full poster (courtesy of IMPAwards) after the jump. (Thanks to regular reader Speaking English for the heads-up.)




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  • 1 11-03-2010 at 4:30 am

    Estefan said...

    Still think Tangled is going to get a best animated feature nod over this, but as somebody who greatly admired The Triplets of Belleville, I’m very much looking forward to it.

  • 2 11-03-2010 at 4:39 am

    Michael said...

    Very happy for you Guy! That has to be exciting, even if it is just two words from your full review, it is still your name in print (as well as this site too!) I hope this film does actually find a release this year and none of the nonsense with the injunction or whatever from the makers of the Edward Norton film actually happens.

  • 3 11-03-2010 at 4:58 am

    Danny King said...

    That’s awesome. Congrats.

  • 4 11-03-2010 at 5:26 am

    Hero said...

    Don’t let it go to your head, Guy. I’d hate for you to start writing quote-whore reviews. ;)

  • 5 11-03-2010 at 6:27 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Hero: Too late. I take back everything I said about 127 Hours — it sets the screen ablaze!

  • 6 11-03-2010 at 7:09 am

    Jim T said...

    Wow, other people aknowledge Kris and Guy! Cool. (re: Kris, I mean for other movies of course)

    If it shows up at the trailer, I’ll tell my friends that I know this guy! (or, this Guy :p)

    And Tim, too! Though I assume he’s been quoted many times before. Still, nice to see you both there.

  • 7 11-03-2010 at 7:37 am

    Amir said...

    wow congratz Guy.
    that’s amazing.

  • 8 11-03-2010 at 8:05 am

    Checko said...

    that’s cool Guy! i’m very happy for you! congrats! I hope it shows up at the trailer too =)

  • 9 11-03-2010 at 8:45 am

    Ziyad Abul Hawa said...

    Congrats Guy on losing your US Poster Virginity! Hope will be the first of many :-)

  • 10 11-03-2010 at 10:32 am

    billybil said...

    Congrats Mr. Lodge! You name looks great on a poster!

  • 11 11-03-2010 at 11:39 am

    Michael said...

    @ Ziyad Abul Hawa: that made me LOL. Get it Guy! (quotes on US movie posters that is)

  • 12 11-03-2010 at 2:08 pm

    Fitz said...

    Hey it’s not Hammond, or Travers! Congrats Mr. Lodge.

  • 13 11-03-2010 at 2:14 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Get used to those exclamation points. I happened to use “sizzling” in the context of a sentence about the Bourne Ultimatum screenplay and that became “Sizzling!”

  • 14 11-03-2010 at 3:13 pm

    matsunaga said...

    Congrats to you Guy! I’m really looking forward to the film… I hope it gets in the 3 nominees this year… And more love for the other categories…

  • 15 11-03-2010 at 6:53 pm

    PJ said...

    You better call Peter Travers for some quote-whoring tips, Guy. Seriously though, congrats! It’sa lovely film to be quote-featured in.

  • 16 11-03-2010 at 7:41 pm

    Glenn said...

    Why would the studio behind the Bourne series think “Sizzling!” (with an exclamation point) would be the sort of adjective to entice viewers? It worked in the review, I’m sure, but how many blokes would look at the poster and say “it’s sizzling! let’s see that!”

    Oh poster quotes, how they amuse me so.

  • 17 11-04-2010 at 4:55 am

    Kevin said...

    I think I mentioned this last year, but I saw Kris Tapley quoted on an Australian poster for “The Lovely Bones”. It was definitely unexpected.

    Bizarrely enough, the poster also boasted of Saiorse Ronan’s lead actress nomination at SAG or the Golden Globes. Just odd.

  • 18 11-07-2010 at 3:25 pm

    Scott W. said...

    Easily one of the best films in the last couple of years.