Oscar Week: Slumdog Millionaire

When I first saw this poster for Slumdog I knew close to nothing about the film, and my reaction was basically “this is very ugly”. I hated the shining, colorful lights, the floating semi-transparent head, and, worst of all, the cheesy “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” inspired substitute for a tagline.

As I learned more about the movie I started to understand the choices in the poster. How the millionaire thing was actually directly related to the story. How the style fit with some of the movie, and so on. No longer I was flabbergasted by the the elements of the poster. It all made sense.

And it still looked very ugly.

But at least it’s sort of an unique design.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s