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Great Silhouette Poster for Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino

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November 22, 2008
Source: IMPAwards

Great Silhouette Poster for Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino

There's another poster for Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino that has been floating around, but I don't think too many people have seen it. I'm not featuring this today because it's a new poster. Instead, I'm featuring it because I first saw this on display driving by the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank the other day. It caught my attention and I couldn't take my eyes off of it until I had passed. Something to do with the power of a silhouette, especially one as recognizable as Clint Eastwood's, and the fact that they can use this image alone to sell a movie. Of course, the first poster is different, but I really like the subtly of this one a lot more.

Thanks to our friends at IMPAwards for this high res version of the poster. I'm very curious whether Gran Torino has been gaining the buzz it needs to be a strong Oscar contender and box office performer. As far as I can tell at the moment, it barely has any buzz, but I may be wrong. What do you think?

Gran Torino Poster

Gran Torino is directed by the legendary Clint Eastwood, of Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, and Changeling. The screenplay was written by newcomer Nick Schenk (I Shot Myself) with story assistance from first-timer Dave Johannson. Warner Brothers has scheduled a limited December 17th release for Gran Torino, which puts Eastwood and company into Oscar consideration again. Will audiences be able to appreciate two Eastwood films in one year?

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  • -peter-
    meh.
  • McScottsonfelds
    I'd be worried, but I'm guessing that advertisements will pick up a bit. After all, he's the man.
  • peter
    I take that 'meh' back. Actually it looks fantastic.
  • The Rambler
    I want to see Clint fight the so-called vamps from Twilight!
  • Spider
    I like it! Can't wait to see the legendary Clint Eastwood back in action. :)
  • dave13
    Changeling had a good buzz and it flopped and got poor reviews. Will this be any different? I don't even really know what this movie is about, so no, the buzz is poor.
  • Gary H
    'Changeling had a good buzz and it flopped and got poor reviews.' Wrong & wrong.
  • The_Phantom
    If you go to Simplyscripts.com they have a rough draft copy of the script and it's pretty good. They even have the Changeling script too!
  • Cody
    I am hoping this will be like an epic last badass movie for him but I havent seen enough to judge it yet.
  • Ali
    This piss poor poster does not do justice to the greatness that is Clint Eastwood. Shame on them.
  • haha peter my jaw dropped when I read your "meh"
  • Niko
    this is so old.
  • avoidz
    I love Clint Eastwood as an actor, and he had played some great characters over the years. But I haven't enjoyed anything from him since In The Line Of Fire in 1993.
  • whalen
    There's another Dirty Harry movie coming out? Lame-O! Seriously though. The profile of Eastwood is eye-catching only because he is so familiar. And the story synopsis sounds borderline racist: Crotchety old white guy trying to retaliate against Asian car thieves. Nice stereotypes. Sheesh!
  • clit
    clint eastwoods soo overrated!!

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