Great Minimalistic Poster for 'Moneyball' is One of the Best of the Year
by Alex Billington
July 21, 2011
What are you really worth? I love this poster, totally love it. This is a week for posters, we've been seeing a lot of them, and they seem to be some of the best of the year (find all of our poster debuts here). Columbia Pictures has released the first official poster (found via RopeofSilicon) for Bennett Miller's Moneyball, the baseball drama starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman. We've already seen the first trailer and even posted a TV spot recently, so we know what this is about and how good it looks, but this is the cherry on top that really does it for me. Such a minimalistic but completely fantastic poster. See it below!
If you want to find a high res version of this poster, head to our friend's site at RopeofSilicon. Thoughts?
The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's (Brad Pitt) successful attempt to put together a winning baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft a roster of players.
Moneyball is directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Bennett Miller, of The Cruise and Capote previously. The screenplay was written/rewritten by Oscar winning writers Steven Zaillian (Clear and Present Danger, Gangs of New York, American Gangster) and Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, Charlie Wilson's War, The Social Network), originally based on Michael Lewis' nonfiction book. Columbia Pictures will be bringing Moneyball to theaters starting on September 23rd this fall, right near the end of the 2011 baseball season.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
It seems Brad Pitt's name is larger than the actual movie title....
Ron on Jul 22, 2011
If it were a paperback it would be, but the two rows look equal to me.
Thepretzel on Jul 22, 2011
nah, the space in his name gives it that impression. can't wait for this, the books fantastic!
Alex J Moore on Jul 22, 2011
really one of the great posters of 2011,this is starting to create buzz and anxiety in me.....waiting for it.
Sobha Raj on Jul 22, 2011
Something about this is odd... Best? Really?
Traveler on Jul 22, 2011
This poster gives me a Friday Night Lights vibe, but with baseball.
Guest on Jul 22, 2011
It is a great poster and I love the epic question tagline. It really feels zeitgeist. I have to say, though, I really miss the scoreboard lightbulb lettering for the movie title that I thought could combine nicely on a poster with the darker, atmospheric lighting of the game scenes in the theatrical trailer that gives you that "under the lights at night" feel. But it is a great poster for all the reasons stated in the article.
Titus on Jul 22, 2011
Best poster of the year so far imo...
Anonymous on Jul 22, 2011
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