Great Silhouette Poster for Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino
by Alex Billington
November 22, 2008
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?
-peter- on Nov 22, 2008
I'd be worried, but I'm guessing that advertisements will pick up a bit. After all, he's the man.
McScottsonfelds on Nov 22, 2008
I take that 'meh' back. Actually it looks fantastic.
peter on Nov 22, 2008
I want to see Clint fight the so-called vamps from Twilight!
The Rambler on Nov 22, 2008
I like it! Can't wait to see the legendary Clint Eastwood back in action. 🙂
Spider on Nov 22, 2008
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.
dave13 on Nov 22, 2008
'Changeling had a good buzz and it flopped and got poor reviews.' Wrong & wrong.
Gary H on Nov 22, 2008
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!
The_Phantom on Nov 22, 2008
I am hoping this will be like an epic last badass movie for him but I havent seen enough to judge it yet.
Cody on Nov 22, 2008
This piss poor poster does not do justice to the greatness that is Clint Eastwood. Shame on them.
Ali on Nov 23, 2008
haha peter my jaw dropped when I read your "meh"
ramez on Nov 23, 2008
this is so old.
Niko on Nov 23, 2008
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.
avoidz on Nov 23, 2008
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!
whalen on Nov 24, 2008
clint eastwoods soo overrated!!
clit on Nov 24, 2008
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