Monday, October 17, 2011

Poster for 'The Awakening'

Cold, atmospheric, very British. Strange boding color. Love the fish-eye distortion -- added in post, clearly -- which lends an oddness to the composition, as if a force emanates from the house or the woman.

Too on-the-nose tagline would be better as 'Dead does not mean gone'. Not much better I suppose, and too contemporary considering the period setting, but the addition of 'sometimes' is just too cheeky and sounds like the tag for a teen cabin-in-the-woods slasher.

A very 'The Others' feel. A stock, very Spanish, in the vein of 'The Orphanage' (El Orfanato) storyline:

1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she knew in unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.

Good cast. Loved Rebecca Hall in 'The Prestige'. She did a lot with a smaller role.

My kind of movie. Good for a rainy Sunday afternoon.

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