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 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?