I didn't know what to expect. From the endless trailer play The Artist received at the Landmark on Clark, I have to admit I didn't have much hope. It looked too “artsy,” too cute, too self-important. That's at least how it seemed. And then the reviews started coming in, and pretty much everyone was talking about it on all the movie podcasts. Still, I was holding out. Everyone could have been deceived by the gimmick of a contemporary silent, black and white film, right?
Minimalist Oscar Movie Posters
Showcasing the 10 Best Picture Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards, David Lopez created a series of minimalist posters. I love his idea of breaking each film down into a symbol, and in a stylized way putting each movie on an even keel. I think it can be debated for every one of these films what the best symbol should be, but it's an intriguing exercise in simplicity and categorization. How would you sum up an entire movie with a single image? It's a great work out for the brain and…