Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I hate when they do that

I had a real chris moment when looking at artwork for the film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. i recall when the movie was going to come out i saw the poster and was all hell yes, then the dvd came out and it looked super gay.

I know they gotta sell the movie but how come the dvd covers get so superfucked, doesnt the director have any say about that phase? it just makes me mad when i try to get someone interested in the movie, show em the cover and they say no thankyou. i have to promise them its actual good.

I encountered alot of this when making my movie table. great movies with some really tragic home video artwork.

I watched this again tonight and Confessions is a cult classic, charlie Kaufman wrote it and its crazy like you would expect. and no amount of drew barrymoreness can sink it.

this is a link with a bunch of examples of the shit some of these are even in my personal collection.

1 comment:

dRchunkerton said...

I would guess it goes back to the VHS rental store era. Bland it up so lot's will rent it i suppose. When trying to mass market something, the less striking and artistic the better i suppose- look at the inside of a wal-mart.