Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

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#2351 Post by feihong » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:33 am

Historians agree: if Rivette had never made Celine & Julie, we would never have had Dumb & Dumber.

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#2352 Post by soundchaser » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:06 pm

Good Lord do I hate the cover for Bringing Up Baby.

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#2353 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:07 pm

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#2354 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:23 pm

They didn't make the Bringing Up Baby cover a cartoon. I call that a win.

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#2355 Post by Toby Dammit » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:27 pm

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Delon face in the cover...

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#2356 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:33 pm

His first attempt at method acting

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#2357 Post by domino harvey » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:57 pm

Deep Cover more like Best Cover amirite

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#2358 Post by Brian C » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:08 pm

domino harvey wrote:Deep Cover more like Best Cover amirite
I’m curious to see the movie just so I can learn how they had $100 bills introduced in 1996 in a film from 1992!

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#2359 Post by senseabove » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:15 pm

If Laurence Fishburne doesn't swing both ways I'm suing for false advertising.

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#2360 Post by Ribs » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:20 pm

Brian C wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:08 pm
domino harvey wrote:Deep Cover more like Best Cover amirite
I’m curious to see the movie just so I can learn how they had $100 bills introduced in 1996 in a film from 1992!
This is extremely funny to me. Even moreso if they tweak the design to fix it

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#2361 Post by movielocke » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:20 pm

Malickite wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:43 am
Take the booklet cover for Secrets & Lies, give it to an illustrator, and you've at least got a cover with a modicum of effort behind it.

EDIT: deleted a big jump-to-conclusion
huh, it's been twenty years since I saw it, but I remember the two women on the cover being the main characters. am I misremembering and the movie is actually about the man you're referencing?
soundchaser wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:06 pm
Good Lord do I hate the cover for Bringing Up Baby.
If only they had illustrated the two heads popping out of the letters (instead of photos), we could have a classic criterion illustrated cover that implies the movie about Harold Lloyd and Veronica Lake or something like that!

(I do like the way they did the illustration with the letters on Baby, it's very fun).

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#2362 Post by Finch » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:59 pm

I was expecting a lot worse from the next 1930s screwball comedy release and I honestly don't mind the Bringing Up Baby cover though again, why they don't go the WAC route of using the poster art escapes me. But Mirror elicited an eye roll from me: do you have to be that literal? Deep Cover is amazing and makes me want to seek out the film even more.

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#2363 Post by theflicker » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:09 pm

Ribs wrote:
Brian C wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:08 pm
domino harvey wrote:Deep Cover more like Best Cover amirite
I’m curious to see the movie just so I can learn how they had $100 bills introduced in 1996 in a film from 1992!
This is extremely funny to me. Even moreso if they tweak the design to fix it
Is it relevant to the movie that the denomination in the corner is "001" instead of "100"?

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#2364 Post by cdnchris » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:22 pm

movielocke wrote:
Malickite wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:43 am
Take the booklet cover for Secrets & Lies, give it to an illustrator, and you've at least got a cover with a modicum of effort behind it.

EDIT: deleted a big jump-to-conclusion
huh, it's been twenty years since I saw it, but I remember the two women on the cover being the main characters. am I misremembering and the movie is actually about the man you're referencing?
No. While the film is an ensemble of sorts, those two characters drive the narrative. He clearly never saw the film and jumped to a pretty stupid conclusion about why Marianne Jean-Baptiste was on the cover (and I see was later deleted).

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#2365 Post by Amazing Goose » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:14 pm

I haven't see the film, so it may be a perfect choice but I'm always going to see The Mirror cover in this context:

https://www.reddit.com/r/criterion/comm ... &context=3

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#2366 Post by JabbaTheSlut » Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:10 pm

senseabove wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:15 pm
If Laurence Fishburne doesn't swing both ways I'm suing for false advertising.
This the funniest thing I’ve read in a while!

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#2367 Post by zedz » Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:27 pm

Oh look, a Cary Grant film where the Cary Grant on the cover actually looks like Cary Grant.

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#2368 Post by Feego » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:41 pm

zedz wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:27 pm
Oh look, a Cary Grant film where the Cary Grant on the cover actually looks like Cary Grant.
That was literally the first thing I thought when I saw it. It may not be a great cover, but we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the figures on it are indeed recognizably the actors in the film.

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#2369 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:02 pm

I don't really hate any of these. Bringing Up Baby is a mess of contrasting design ideas, but it accurately reflects the full-throttled zaniness inside the package. Mirror and Deep Cover are just objectively terrific, and the last two seem appropriate for the material even if they're not Cover of the Year contenders

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#2370 Post by RIP Film » Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:47 pm

Mirror isn’t as bad as Stalker’s floss through nuts design, but still amateur. It gives it a sci-fi or psychological drama bend, when it’s obvious what Tarkovsky meant by the name. And somehow all the more wrong to have a play on words representing such a visual film.

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#2371 Post by zedz » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:48 am

RIP Film wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:47 pm
Mirror isn’t as bad as Stalker’s floss through nuts design, but still amateur. It gives it a sci-fi or psychological drama bend, when it’s obvious what Tarkovsky meant by the name. And somehow all the more wrong to have a play on words representing such a visual film.
Ditch the stupid mirror effect, crop the image a little tighter to eliminate the traces of foliage on the right, and you've got a terrific cover. Sometimes a good still is all you need.

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#2372 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:55 am

zedz wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:48 am
Ditch the stupid mirror effect, crop the image a little tighter to eliminate the traces of foliage on the right, and you've got a terrific cover.
I don't mind the mirror effect, but now I can't unsee that foliage on the right.. which makes the image evoke less of a spiritual gaze and more of an artificially contained picture frame

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#2373 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:18 am

I don't know much of anything about Bringing Up Baby (I had only heard of it, but after reading more about it, I will give it a watch), but I think the cover is quite good. That bone-shaped "I" in "bringing" makes the cover feel a tad busy, though.

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#2374 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:26 am

It's a busy movie!

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#2375 Post by Saturnome » Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:40 am

I'd buy a poster of the Bringing Up Baby cover.

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