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Choose Your Favorite 500 Days of Summer Poster!

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March 4, 2009
Source: SlashFilm

Choose Your Favorite 500 Days of Summer Poster!

This is officially a promotion for SlashFilm, but I can't help myself, I've got to write about it as well. Fox Searchlight has launched a small contest on their website for 500 Days of Summer to help them choose the poster for the film. They've got four options up and are asking people to vote on their favorite design. Oddly enough, this isn't the first time they've done this for this film specifically - they ran a similar contest late last year before anyone even knew what this was film was all about, so it didn't get any real exposure. Anyway, take a look at the options below and head over to the voting website to see them full-size.

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My vote goes to the second one in from the left, that is seen at the top of this post as well. As much as I love this film, and I do love it quite a damn bit (please watch the trailer if you haven't yet), I'm don't actually love all of these. A few of them seem like the tacky romantic comedy posters that I really hate seeing. Like the one on the far right, with Zooey Deschanel's face, I just think it's a bit too cheesy for my tastes. I also love the one with the big 500 on it, but it's not better than my other fave. Make sure you look at these full-size, because they look a lot better than the small versions I've put up above. Which is your favorite?

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  • Fuelbot
    I agree. #2.
  • teyhtr
    the middle two are way too busy... My vote goes for the first one. It's simple and cute.
  • Matt
    The one on the right is cheesy!? Correct me if I'm wrong, but the one at the top is far cheesier with the "Juno" vibe it's putting out. The far left is veritable Kraft Macaroni, with the cheek kissing. The one on the far right is simplistic, but symbolic enough. Zooey's character is larger than life, as this whole flick is about Summer and five hundred days with her. tl;dr 2nd from left = cheesy "Juno"-ish Far Right = Simple Far Left = Mac and Cheese.
  • Stacia
    I like them all except for the huge 500 one. I liked the second one for it's artsy little flare, but it is a bit busy. I voted for the last one actually cuz I liked the styling of it...but it's true, it DOES look kinda cheesy tacky. Oh well. I can't wait to see this film.
  • I like the 4th one the best.
  • Janet
    I voted for the second one but I also like the third one, which if you go to the website looks better because you can see that the pictures are tiny polaroids and I thought it was cute.
  • the last one, obviously.
  • The one with just Zooey's face would definitely entice some people to go see it for her being in it alone.
  • I like the fourth one and then the first by a hair. The middle two are too busy.
  • Jennie
    Voting has already ended. :( Any way to get to the full-size images?
  • Conrad
    I like the 2nd and the 4th. I don't care what you think Alex, that close up of Zooey/Summer is gorgeous!
  • Agh, see, the problem is that this poster needs to be chosen not because you "love Zooey" but because I want it to BEST represent the film - I want it to have a chance to be a hit. And if you choose a poster that just has a pretty face on it, it might not sell as well... That's my biggest fear!
  • But the first and the fourth are going to appeal to way more people, so if you want as many people as possible to see the movie, then one of those is the one to go for. Doesn't matter so much which one best represents the movie itself (much as it IS awesome).
  • To be honest, I was expecting this film to have a brilliant poster design....I am slightly let down by all four of these. If i was to pick i'd choose the 2nd from the right. (Big 500) I think this one has the same tone as the amazing trailer did.
  • Victor
    My favorite isn't on here. It's the one where Joseph has a shirt with another poster for the movie. It's really cool looking.

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