Gorgeous UK Poster for Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
by Alex Billington
October 14, 2009
Another gorgeous new UK poster for Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus has hit the web today. I first saw this poster on SlashFilm and fell in love with it as well (just like everyone is once they see it). I love how all the little Terry Gilliam "trinkets" are popping out of every side, it's a very fitting poster for the film, and the beautiful Lily Cole sitting nude is just… wow. I'm in London this week (where it hits theaters starting next Friday) and I've seen a lot of the blue posters on buses, but none of these. This is some of the best marketing for a Terry Gilliam movie I've ever seen. And don't forget to watch the trailer!
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is directed by beloved filmmaker Terry Gilliam, of the Monty Python movies, Time Bandits, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Twelve Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and The Brothers Grimm previously. The screenplay was co-written by Gilliam and Charles McKeown of Gilliam's Brazil and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen previously. This first showed at the Cannes Film Festival and is being distributed by Sony Pictures Classics here in the US. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus arrives in limited theaters starting on December 25th, Christmas Day, then expands.
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
Is there any particular reason why the fonts for the actors names change?
Jaf on Oct 14, 2009
Classic Gilliam right here. Loving it!
teyhtr on Oct 14, 2009
win. Whats the release schedule for the U.S.!?
Xerxex on Oct 14, 2009
i want it more then the last poster you showed and i wanted that one pretty bad
DoomCanoe on Oct 14, 2009
Amazing poster... I'd link it on facebook but you'll probably just like it as usual 😛
Erika P on Oct 14, 2009
Now, that's a poster!
Fox on Oct 15, 2009
Fantastic picture! wow
Paul on Oct 15, 2009
Sweet. This makes me interested in the film despite the title making me think Mr Magorium's Wonder Imporium.
Due On Maple Street on Oct 15, 2009
Agreed with #6
Fisherr on Oct 15, 2009
That's a poster.
FlaWiio on Oct 15, 2009
#3 - It opens Christmas Day.
EJP on Oct 15, 2009
Wow. That's an incredible homage to the style of 1960s/70s film posters. It has such a British Monty Pythonesque feel to it. They just don't make them like that any more. This should be used for North America as well. It's better than the other ones. It's just got some a wonderful sense of chaos to it. And unlike the other one, the imperfect photoshopping works in the context of this style. The other ones just look horrible in my opinion.
Underscore on Oct 16, 2009
What a brillant poster, well done!
Caitie on Oct 16, 2009
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