Thursday, October 23, 2008

No Explanation Required: Gran Torino Key Art

Simply Bad Ass...

I am sooooooooo in the movie theater thanks to this superb design job.

6 comments:

Tim said...

Whoa! Is that real?

Tim

James Moran said...

I am so there. That's an instant ticket sale, even before I read up what the story was - then I got even more buzzed about it...

Cunningham said...

I've been getting a lot of blowback from a client lately as to how they want their key art "cinematic."

I told them to go to hell - they want their key art to go beyond cinematic (whatever the hell that means)...

They want this, which is ICONIC.

The thing is, this design works even if you had an unknown in the role. The staging, the color scheme, the typography tells a story!

James Moran said...

And here's the trailer:

http://tinyurl.com/66cjx2

Badass.

Tim said...

That trailer looks kick ass.

The release date seems odd though, following hot on the heels of The Changeling.

Cunningham said...

Thanks for the trailer, James. I popped it up from You Tube.

Clearly Eastwood is playing with the whole vigilante genre here and even playing with his own iconic image.

They've really peeled away the layers to get to the heart of the pulp onion with this one.

I can't wait.