Taken 2, Lockout, and The Dark Knight Rises all have posters where the protagonist appears to have fallen asleep while standing. Colin Farrell is so close to nodding off in the Total Recall teaser that I couldn't resist adding a few pixels to help him get forty winks with his finger on the trigger.
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Maybe marketing departments are conveying the message that by napping on the poster, these heroes will be well rested for the movie? Maybe designers have worked so many late nights that their desire to sleep has permeated their work? Or maybe this is just a natural progression after a handful of posters where people appeared to fall asleep on their guns.
"All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one characteristic we must possess if we are to face the future as finishers."
I got bamboozled by my own industry! There I was feeling smug that I am not fooled by one sheets trailers and day to day PR. But, there I was ticket in hand last Sunday feeling completely duped by our industry. I should demand my money back, but who is to blame?
I know BLT did the one sheets, so fist shake at them, yes I thought that head would pay off to something in the movie! And who do I owe begrudging props to for that series of trailers? I hope you are satisfied with yourselves!
I noticed "Last to know" posted the question "What happened to Mojo?" on your blog last week. Has anyone replied?
No. And it's a question we have been asked on more than one occassion, which we suppose qualifies it for Ye Olde Rumor Mill. We did pick up some chatter about the print group reforming under another name.