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By David Poland

Bermuda in One-Sheets

As regulars know, I have been in a lot fewer theaters this last number of babied months than normal… so when attending screenings here at the Liberty Theater in Bermuda, these two posters caught my eye because they gave me deja vu. Maybe it’s been said before, but here you go…
Note that he’s touching his hat in the Alice poster…
And of course, the more often seen Alice image of Depp…
And then, this DreamWorks Animation poster seemed to be mining my subconscious…
And it was… D.Gon. Phone Home…
At least the kid wasn’t pointing with one lit finger.

6 Responses to “Bermuda in One-Sheets”

  1. palmtree says:

    Or the Sistine Chapel.
    If it ain’t broke…

  2. bmcintire says:

    And they at least refrained from putting the silhouette of the boy, his alien and his bicycle on the moon of the DRAGON one-sheet.

  3. Foamy Squirrel says:

    The Sistine Chapel did break. The iconic fingerpointing fell off and was redone by an unknown papal restorer around 1550.
    (Just like high resolution scanning has shown that the Mona Lisa used to have eyebrows. Apparently people will try to “fix” anything)
    On topic: there is DISTINCT LACK OF TRAJAN in those one-sheets.

  4. palmtree says:

    Aw, I’ve been using lots of Trajan in my flyers and newsletters, and I never realized why I loved it so much…until now.
    But at least Trajan is better than Papyrus.

  5. Wrecktum says:

    Isn’t Poland the one who’s been trumpeting that the former Disney marketing regime should be credited for their winning Alice campaign? Doesn’t this latest post imply criticism for that same campaign? Or is it, as palmtree states a case of “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”?

  6. It seems less of a case of “if it ain’t broke” than it is actually a case of “its the same, let’s just use the same copy”.

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