Monday, May 23, 2011

Poster for 'The Descendants'

Like the clip that rolled out a couple weeks ago, poster is disarming and has a flow, a natural feel. Really, this composition should fail but somebody treated it just so -- it works.

Subtext is there -- middle-aged man wearing wedding ring looking at two young girls on the beach, smile on his face. Story should have some weight, good character arc.

With Alexander Payne at the helm expect a subdued but persistent sense of pace. He has a way with quiet character-driven material. Loved the way he handled the fragile narrative in 'Sideways'. His stamp, as producer, is unmistakable in 'King of California'.

George Clooney looks to be maintaining career inertia effortlessly.

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