The costume used by the Joker is what Devdas uses. EXACTLY the same one – same folds, same shoes, same cuffs – absolutely ridiculous.
UPDATE: This is a Fan Poster and the Original looks nothing like this. Hat-tip to Nosferatu
Hoodie: Borrow from MI-4
Falling Text: Old Matrix poster and more recently from MI-4 & TTSS
Such a shoddy job … Tcch. Tcch.
I had someone asking me the question a few days ago.
I recounted the story and I thought it would be nice to post the tale.
I was stumped and really enjoyed the question. That set me off on a movie poster inspirations trip for quite sometime – I discovered cool sources online like IMPAwards, MonkeyArtAwards and Orkaan . Somewhere along the way, I started off this blog after 2 failed attempts on creating or curating content online ( Intentionally Left Blank & Worst Videos Ever).
Then in 2009, I stumbled upon a brilliant blog run by Babu Kuriakose which somewhere got me wanting to do a little more. Babu’s blog had a lot of content which I liked and I realised while running through his blog that he worked right opposite my office. I reached out to him and we started catching up at the mobile tea shop (read pushcart) outside our offices. The period between Oct 2009 and May 2010 was full of brilliant discussions on Beatles, Movies, Music and obviously Movie Posters. It was almost like we were trying to inspire one another to make more connections on inspired posters. See more of Babu’s brilliance. Babu sadly is not blogging any more. I blog very infrequently. But, am inspired from time to time – a post or two happen – then – silence.
Why do I look at posters?
If I look at visual art in its current form, video is complicated and is transient – in terms of how long it physically is available & in vogue. Paintings by contemporary artists are devoid of detail and embellishment – atleast, they miss the simple things I like in paintings. Movie posters and in their crunched down avatar – DVD covers – are ubiquitous. Once I started digging, I found many similarities between Movie posters & Paintings – Posters feeding off paintings more than the reverse flow. My interest in Renaissance art & movies in general helped connect the dots.
There is very little difference between the posters showing the fist here – hand-drawn with Moustache and shaven with sunglasses.
And what is it with creative agencies wanting Akshay to burst out of every poster. Seriously.
Well, You burst on the scene already a legend, the unwashed phenomenon, the original vagabond (Apologies to Joan Baez)
I Love Shameless Rip-Offs!!
Vijay’s forthcoming movie Yohan rips off from a 2008 French flick Largo Winch.
The emphasis of the other posters is on showing how cool the hero is and the extent of his globetrotting. Reminds me somewhere of the brilliant I am Legend poster set.
The one where he is kneeling before a red car reminds me of some poster I am not able to place a finger on.
Strikingly Similar. Piet Mondrian’s Composition 2 in Red, Blue & Yellow and Tyler Perry’s latest.
Inspired Maybe; Lifted – Surely not!