Van Gogh Brings Color to Woody Allen's 'Midnight in Paris' Poster
While I've been covering Woody Allen films these last few years, I haven't been that impressed by any of the posters. His last film, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, had a rather boring poster and Whatever Works' was bland, too. Now we finally have a poster that is at least colorful, though it borrows from the brilliance of another artist. Yahoo has debuted the poster for Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, his new rom-com with a cast of: Owen Wilson, seen strolling the streets below, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody and Léa Seydoux. And if you don't know, that's Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night they're using.
"Midnight in Paris is a wonderful love letter to Paris", declared Festival director Thierry Frémaux in the press release. "It’s a film in which Woody Allen takes a deeper look at the issues raised in his last films: our relationship with history, art, pleasure and life. His 41st feature reveals once again his inspiration." You may also remember it was officially announced that Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris will be the opening film of the upcoming 64th Cannes Film Festival this summer. As always, I'm not sure what to expect with every new Woody Allen movie, but at least they're starting off quite well. Sony Classics is releasing on May 20th.
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I like it, simple. Good to see Wilson again...and the cast is wonderful! Brody, Sheen, and Wilson! win! Bates, McAdams, Bruni, and Cotillard! Double win!
Anonymous on Mar 17, 2011
It's a beautiful poster. Just don't be tempted to inspect the dodgy photoshopping too closely... It's also yet another great Woody Allen cast (even if I'm beginning to suspect that these assemblies of fine performers cancel each other out when there's so many of them), but having just watched You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, I know that I need to stop expecting anything much at all from a new Woody film.
D R North on Mar 17, 2011
Never been impressed by Owen Wilson. Wonder if he'll be the weak point here.
ate on Mar 17, 2011
Some kid has drawn all over the top of the poster, what a messsssss. Just joking, Van Gogh is one of my favourite loony painters.
Crapola on Mar 18, 2011
Terrific, light summer entertainment from Woody Allen. The Van Gogh poster is perfect at catching the magic the film encapsulates. Wilson and Cotillard, Bruni and McAdams are all fine. Try not to over-analyze this one. Thoroughly enjoyable and you cannot ask more from the magic lantern.
Terry Doyle on Jul 7, 2011
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