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See the First Poster for Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies' with Tom Hanks

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June 4, 2015
Source: IMPAwards

Bridge of Spies

In the shadow of war, one man showed the world what we stand for. And that is? We'll find out in October, I suppose. Disney has debuted the first official poster for Steven Spielberg's latest film Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks as an undercover CIA agent during the Cold War. It's a very basic, very stark poster, with Tom Hanks' face front and center flanked by the American flag and Soviet symbol. Yes, he's stuck in the middle, we get it. That's all there is though, no other context or imagery. Kind of weird. Anyway, I hope this means we'll see a trailer soon because the footage for this better be a heck of a lot better than the poster.

Here's the first official poster for Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, found via IMPAwards. Your thoughts?

Bridge of Spies Poster

Bridge of Spies, originally titled St. James Place, is directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg (of Lincoln, War Horse, The Adventures of Tintin and The BFG most recently) with a script originally by Matt Charman and rewritten by Oscar-winning writing/directing duo Joel & Ethan Coen. The film follows James Donovan, an attorney who negotiated the release of downed U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers, who was held and interrogated by the KGB and imprisoned for espionage after being shot down for flying over Soviet airspace in 1960. Amy Ryan, Alan Alda and Mark Rylance also star in the DreamWorks film. Walt Disney's Touchstone Pictures will release Bridge of Spies in theaters this fall on October 16th, 2015.

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  • cuckoozey
    Looks like a Tom Clancy paperback book cover.
  • Xerxexx
    Get started on your Band of Brothers, The Pacific follow up!
    • grimjob
      ^Everyone must listen to this man!
      • Xerxexx
        Brother!
  • Spielberg, Cold war and Hanks. Really what could go wrong! However very disappointed that Williams will not be scoring this.
    • Jason
      I agree Sascha. Instead of Alex getting all bent out of shape over a poster and then taking offence to anyone bringing him up on it, he would better serve his readers by researching why Williams is not doing the score for a Spielberg film and reporting on that huge change instead of his silly poster rants.
  • DAVIDPD
    Coen Brothers x Steven Spielberg x Tom Hanks.
  • Jason
    With all due respect Alex, instead of bashing the picture on the poster you should read it instead. Spielberg directing Hanks in a spy story based on real events co-written by the Coen brothers in a DreamWorks film being released by Disney's Touchstone during Oscar season? Screw the picture on the poster, what is written on it is enough to get me to see it on opening night.
    • Ummmmmm you realize I'm not criticizing the movie or the story or anything except specifically this poster. I'm excited for the movie, and I'm looking forward to seeing some footage. I just think this poster sucks. And I find this statement laugh out loud funny: "what is written on it is enough to get me to see it on opening night". So slap some text on a poster and that's ALL you need to see? HAHAHA.
      • 2borges1
        So if I walked up to you in the street and said "Hey BILLINGTON, I know you've never heard of it before, but would you like to come with me RIGHT NOW and see a brand new spy thriller with Tom Hanks directed by Steven Spielberg. Here's the well designed poster" you would say no? The great Alex Billington (who ostensibly creates nothing but opinions) would look down his nose at that? It may sound like we're being mean to you, but this article sucks, buddy. If you're going to criticise you should expect to be held to the same standards.
        • I think you need to calm the fuck down. All he was saying is the trailer better deliver because the Poster does suck. At what point is he criticizing the actual movie? He isn't really. And come on, the Poster is weak.
          • 2borges1
            Billington himself just said it was "laugh out loud funny" that someone would want to see this film based on the poster. I think I've quite eloquently summed up what a load of shit that is (top rated director + actor combination is enough, especially for a lover of films) while inferring that Billington has a lack of sophistication in both his opinion pieces and his responses to comments on his articles. I'm perfectly calm.
          • tree
            He writes about movies while they are greenlit, in pre-production, during post-production, and then reviews these films after they are out. I'm not looking for a sophisticated review of 49/50 films, as 49/50 are just entertaining bull shit. I'm certainly not looking for a sophisticated article in regards to a shitty poster of Tom Hanks' forlorn looking face sandwiched between two flags. The dudes who run this site do a decent job of posting film info as it comes out, and they don't try and hide their true personalities behind reviews, which I also appreciate. A movie review comes with an opinion, so I'd expect as much from a movie reviewer's website on any/all their posts. I'm not bashing you either, I'm just saying, a little more appreciation, and a little less expectation fueled criticism of others does the body, mind, and soul good. Good day to you sir.
      • tree
        I agree. The poster is boring.
      • Jason
        Ah, no Alex, I don't need pretty pictures on posters to get me to movies. The quality of who is in it, who directed it, who wrote the screenplay and when it comes that is written on the poster does. |I don't judge a book by it's cover, I judge it by it's merit. I'm surprised at your childish mocking.
  • Jameson Cyr
    terrible
  • Eggyweggs
    Like the constant remakes that Hollywood churn out, this poster (and pretty much most posters these days) seriously lacks imagination and ambition. In fact, it looks like something put together using iStock imagery.
  • Nielsen700
    I MEAN... That looks terrbile, and shit.
  • Н.И. +
    Great! can not wait to see that.
  • naundob
    ROCKY IV

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