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

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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Gerald Christie
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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

#1151 Post by Gerald Christie » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:43 pm

It's ok but what's up with the weird color scheme? It should be grey or black but yellow?

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#1152 Post by black&huge » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:55 pm

Gerald Christie wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:43 pm
It's ok but what's up with the weird color scheme? It should be grey or black but yellow?
Perhaps a road sign theme. I do enjoy how loud the yellow is.

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#1153 Post by Gregory » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:28 pm

The original poster art had black and white stripes, not black and yellow ones. I can't seem to look at the upper part of this new poster without thinking of a Cliff's Notes of Detour.

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#1154 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:54 am

If you look at the films original poster art, yellow was definitely in the color scheme.

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#1155 Post by Gregory » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:25 pm

I have looked at it, and that's consistent with what I said. They changed the stripes to yellow and black.

Still, not a bad poster at all.

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#1156 Post by swo17 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:32 pm

Detour is kind of a Cliff's Notes of noir

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#1157 Post by Cinephrenic » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:50 pm

lol

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#1158 Post by Feego » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:31 pm

Wow, I'm not going to be able to unsee Cliff's Notes on that poster now. It hadn't even occurred to me. I think it's ok, but I'm not crazy about Ann Savage's yellow lipstick and eyes. It gives off a 1980s vibe.

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#1159 Post by Murdoch » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:30 pm

I think it's an eyesore, really hope that doesn't turn out to be the cover.

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#1160 Post by Luke M » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:52 am

Murdoch wrote:I think it's an eyesore, really hope that doesn't turn out to be the cover.
Agreed

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#1161 Post by kcota17 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:56 am

With everything so close to the edge, I wonder how could they successfully make it a cover without the logos awkwardly placed over.

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#1162 Post by Finch » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:42 pm

Have they ever used a theatrical poster for the cover art before?

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#1163 Post by domino harvey » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:46 pm

Diary of a Chambermaid did

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#1164 Post by kcota17 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:55 pm

Almost all the Janus posters end up being Criterion covers. The only one I can’t think of is L’Avventura.

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#1165 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:19 pm

The most recent I can think of where the Janus and Criterion art differed was Tampopo.

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#1166 Post by jwd5275 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:28 pm

Also A Poem is a Naked Person


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#1168 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:11 pm

Can anyone clarify why in the world the Film Index is organized that way?*

*he asks a forum of people with the minds of hyper-dedicated librarians

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#1169 Post by phoenix474 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:14 pm

Looks alphabetical to me...

The set looks great

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#1170 Post by tenia » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:21 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:11 pm
Can anyone clarify why in the world the Film Index is organized that way?*
It seems indeed simply alphabetical. And probably the consequence of what seems to me as an over-complicated organization of the set, which could have simply been chronological instead.

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#1171 Post by swo17 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:31 pm

LOL @ mfunk not be knowin the alphabet :P

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#1172 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:54 pm

I was referring to the numbers next to the films...

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#1173 Post by Gregory » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:07 pm

Disc numbers

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#1174 Post by mteller » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:13 pm

tenia wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:21 pm
an over-complicated organization of the set, which could have simply been chronological instead.
Agreed. I don't need Criterion trying to curate an "experience" for me, and I'm sure their film festival nonsense will be a source of very mild irritation for years to come.

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#1175 Post by swo17 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:26 pm

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