‘Rabbit Hole’ poster #2

Posted by · 11:35 am · November 30th, 2010

John Cameron Mitchell’s “Rabbit Hole” landed Independent Spirit nominations for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay earlier this morning, but was left off of the Best Picture list.  Go figure that one out.  This afternoon, via Cinematical, Lionsgate has revealed a striking new poster for the film, one that differs considerably from the more high key art released last month.  Check out the full image after the jump.

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  • 1 11-30-2010 at 11:38 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Fantastic — one of the year’s best prestige one-sheets. Less keen on bumper-sticker/Alanis-lyric tagline, but I’ll take it. And frame it, frankly.

  • 2 11-30-2010 at 11:45 am

    Maxim said...

    Wasn’t it only a couple of years ago when one journalist, whose name escapes me at the moment, notably cried out against this exact type of a movie (young grieving parents going through relationship trauma, etc, etc, etc.)?

    Remember how he asked screenwriters to STOP using that as their crutch?

    Well, that point still stands.

  • 3 11-30-2010 at 11:58 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Yes, because all screenwriters should heed the advice of one cranky journalist whose name you can’t recall.

    In any case, given that David Lindsay-Abaire is adapting his own Pulitzer Prize-winning play, he’s not exactly using screenwriting crutches.

  • 4 11-30-2010 at 11:58 am

    JJ1 said...

    I, too, think it’s one of the better movie posters out there in this Oscar season, thus far.

  • 5 11-30-2010 at 12:04 pm

    deeks said...

    Incredible poster.

  • 6 11-30-2010 at 12:04 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    Looks erotic, and John Mitchell Cameron directed a PG-13 rated movie, okay I’m officially more interested than I was before.

    OT: Why has everything shifted to the left?

  • 7 11-30-2010 at 12:29 pm

    Maxim said...

    “Yes, because all screenwriters should heed the advice of one cranky journalist whose name you can’t recall.”

    Pray tell Guy, what does the fact that I couldn’t remember the person’s name have to do with the point he was making? Nevermind the fact that the very article I was referring to was posted on this site.

    Also, last time I checked, adapted or not, a screenplay was still a screenplay. But maybe if you yourself weren’t a cranky journalist then you’d have addressed the bigger point instead: i.e. there seems to be an afwul lot of films on the subject matter.

    And, frankly, I am sick of mentality that films like “Slumdog Millionaire” and “127 Hours” are uplifting. Apart from finding them anything but I find them tasteless and exploitative. And I cannot pretend that token “good” endings of said films even begin to approximate the ammount of suffering the characters go through in the films. The PARTICULAR films do not have happy ending and maybe I’d hate them less if fewer people pretended like they did.

    I have no problem with films that are challenging or unpleasant. I liked Babel, Fountain, Requiem for a Dream and countless others because they had a lot more going for them. But I can recognize it when filmmakers have nothing to offer except formula. And this seems to be the case here. Maybe I am wrong but I doubt it. Just like I doubt that I will ever go out of my way to see another film by Boyle.

    I also don’t understand how anyone in his or her right mind could call this poster “er0tic” considering the first three bars on the left.

  • 8 11-30-2010 at 12:30 pm

    Keil Shults said...

    Why doesn’t it read, “From the Director of Shortbus!” at the top?

    I would also have recommended including a pic of Johnny Depp in make-up and the phrase, “in 3-D” near the bottom.

  • 9 11-30-2010 at 12:30 pm

    tintin(uruguay) said...

    Nice poster!

  • 10 11-30-2010 at 12:32 pm

    Keil Shults said...

    @Maxim: How is that not erotic? My wife does the same thing with her hands after we make love.

  • 11 11-30-2010 at 12:51 pm

    Scott W. said...

    @Keil Shults: Rimshot.

    @Maxim: “I can recognize it when filmmakers have nothing to offer except formula.”

    And yet you still liked Babel. Confusing. And the poster is fairly erotic.

  • 12 11-30-2010 at 1:16 pm

    Paolo said...

    @Maxim. Or I can be a contrarian and say that Babel is just as formulaic and Requiem is melodramatic.

    There are only a handful of original storylines, most of them are found either in the Bible or unfortunately, The Birth of a Nation. Echoing something that Helen Mirren might have said, great films aren’t about good or original writing, they’re about the APPEARANCE of good or original writing. What if you watch the movie first before shitting on it?

  • 13 11-30-2010 at 1:18 pm

    Paolo said...

    p.s. The poster doesn’t look like a collectible, but it appears original and I like it. I’ll be happy if they release a graphic novel style poster of the film, which is never gonna happen. But that doesn’t mean my fingers aren’t crossed.

  • 14 11-30-2010 at 1:23 pm

    Chase Kahn said...

    This movie is silly. Every woman knows that if they’re unhappy with their marriage they can just go to Europe or Central Asia for a year.

  • 15 11-30-2010 at 1:54 pm

    matsunaga said...

    This is what you called a movie poster!

  • 16 11-30-2010 at 2:05 pm

    Paul Outlaw said...

    Great poster, but it does favor Kidman’s character.

  • 17 11-30-2010 at 2:09 pm

    Scott W. said...

    GREAT idea Paolo. It wouldn’t make sense until after you see the movie, but that would be amazing.

  • 18 11-30-2010 at 2:09 pm

    Ella said...

    Kidman’s expression at center, where she (inappropriately for the subject matter) looks to be in the throes of ectasy, is almost identical to that used on the Eyes Wide Shut poster. By inappropriate, I mean, what are they selling here?

  • 19 11-30-2010 at 2:32 pm

    mark said...

    All i see is LIPS!!!!! INFLATED LIPS!!!!!

  • 20 11-30-2010 at 3:11 pm

    Michael said...

    love the poster! To go from Shortbus to this is definitely a lot to take but as long as the movie is still increidble I won’t have a problem with it. Something to look forward to in January-February when it finally stumbles out to the unlucky ones who don’t live in either LA or NYC ;^P

  • 21 11-30-2010 at 3:24 pm

    Dooby said...

    Wow, this is absolutly stunning. BRILLIANT poster art.

  • 22 11-30-2010 at 5:56 pm

    Speaking English said...

    The normally colored, “middle” section is Kidman’s character attempting to find cathartic relief through a sensual act; the blue-tinged sides is her inescapable, crushing reality. It’ s not erotic, it’s tragic.

  • 23 11-30-2010 at 6:10 pm

    PJ said...

    It’s a poster that tells a story. That’s incredibly difficult to do, even more so considering the minimalist route they’ve taken here. Brilliant poster really.

  • 24 11-30-2010 at 11:59 pm

    Erik815 said...

    Very nice poster.

    Also nice: Since when are replies no longer centred? (used to be a total headache). I don’t know if I’m late to notice, but kudos for the improvement!

  • 25 12-29-2010 at 12:09 am

    Hans said...

    Just saw this. Wow. Powerhouse perfs from both Eckhart (why is he not anywhere this precursor race? Oh yeah, cuz he’s not in the awards club yet) and Kidman, my girl. Well done.