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« on: April 03, 2003, 12:48:58 AM »
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What does everybody think?

Greg made it sound like there was a fairly negative response for it.

Personally I think it's neat.  Simple. Fairly original. It accentuates Sandler's ear, which is important.  Kind of interesting lighting (darkened face, maybe symbolic of his character).

At least its not the theatrical poster.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2003, 01:43:10 AM »
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I'm not so sure about this one. It strongly points out the fact that it is the Adam Sandler art-house picture and it does put emphasis on the now classic character, Barry Egan (odd and shady businessman) but otherwise, I'm not too keen. Yes, it's just a cover but like I said in another thread, I'd rather it be the 'walking hand-in-hand' pic.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2003, 01:43:40 AM »
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Its alright

I would have liked a jeremy blake collage or something though =)

Or... a cool shot of a Hawaii sunset or something... something more 'Punch-Drunk'

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2003, 02:54:34 AM »
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I would have liked a jeremy blackman blake collage or something though =)


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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2003, 04:38:32 AM »
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i don't see how that's gonna be on the front and the heart thing on the back, that's gonna be some weird contrasting. I dunno, this cover is okay but why use it when u have that other cool one? They should just put it on the DVD booklet.

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2003, 05:17:08 AM »
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Quote from: Dendy
What does everybody think?

Greg made it sound like there was a fairly negative response for it.

Personally I think it's neat.  Simple. Fairly original. It accentuates Sandler's ear, which is important.  Kind of interesting lighting (darkened face, maybe symbolic of his character).

At least its not the theatrical poster.


i think the dvd cover sucks.

and anyways...why is his ear important? the whole phone thing?

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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2003, 05:31:00 AM »
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I like the front but only in conjunction with the back. It would be wonderful if Jeremy Blake's artwork was on the inside.

Or Jeremy Blackman's.

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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2003, 09:52:14 AM »
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LOVE the cover. Love it. Absolutely perfect.

And I find it kind of odd that everybody feels the need to defend the "no commentary" thing, yet rag on the cover. Having no commentary fucking sucks, regardless of who's choice it was, because it never distracts from the movie, it only adds to it. Aaaarggh. I needed to vent about that.

And the back cover rocks too!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2003, 10:44:21 AM »
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Hey, isn't this going to be a slipcase release? Maybe the slipcase will have a different cover...or vice versa.

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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2003, 10:56:47 AM »
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perfect cover. theatrical release cover suggested too much of a pure 1930s musical romance that didn't match up well with the feeling of the film. This cover, the oddness of feeling to looking at adam sandler in such way, provides that feeling of the movie and also, is unassuming of everything there is to discover in the movie. love love the cover.

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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2003, 11:02:59 AM »
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The back "blossoms and blood" thing is really really cool if you ask me, I was feelin' it.

Then i see what's now the new front cover, instead of the movie poster.  I don't know how to describe how stupid they make Sandler, Anderson, and the movie look with this PIECE OF CRAP PICTURE.  It looks SO WANNABE.  Something a kid at school would do, I wanna barf and laugh at the same time at how stupid this Genius is!  Why not do something like this (as someone else suggested):  http://www.ptanderson.com/featurefilms/images/love/ads/walk.jpg

I was praying that it was a late April Fool's Joke, cuz man, I'm gonna be ashamed to have that piece of crap looking thing in my DVD collection.  You have cool stuff like the Lord of the Rings package, the Boogie Nights cartoon thing, Hard Eight cover, then you have FREAKIN ADAM SANDLER'S RETARDED LOOKING MISSHAPEN HEAD crowding my shelf.  NO!

hehehe, I crack myself up.  I dunno.  As someone else pointed out, I want something more "punch-drunk," not a goofy looking Sandler just staring at nothing.  I don't think it captures the feel of the movie at all.  I think it captures a LITTLE of the old musical feel, but I don't think that fits the style of the film, or of Blake's artwork, at all, which is what Anderson wanted the DVD experience to be like.

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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2003, 05:06:17 PM »
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Its alright

I would have liked a jeremy blackman collage or something though =)

Or... a cool shot of a Hawaii sunset or something... something more 'Punch-Drunk'


That's what I was hoping. I really hate this one...it's waaaay too bland (a fucking white background!). The DVD better be good, this is starting to really suck again...PTA really is a human being! DAMMIT!  :cry:

Seriously though, I'd definitely prefer the kissing one. But I do agree that it should be different than the theatrical release poster. I don't see why it couldn't be more colorful and weird and cool.

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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2003, 05:35:15 PM »
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I think Ghostboy makes an interesting point.  You never know what may happen.  There could be a really cool slipcase arround it and then it would make more sense.  Or it could be the opposite.  Remember the Royal Tenenbaums criterion?  Awesome cover, shitty slipcase.

It could go either way.

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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2003, 07:07:06 PM »
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that's very interesting. it looks very criterion to me......i think the cover should be a shot of barry looking at the piano in the street. the shot in the film where barry is framed in the opening of the gate with the piano right in front........i think that would symbolize everything......the oddness of the film....and the piano is of course a symbol of Lena or their love
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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2003, 08:13:01 PM »
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that's very interesting. it looks very criterion to me......i think the cover should be a shot of barry looking at the piano in the street. the shot in the film where barry is framed in the opening of the gate with the piano right in front........i think that would symbolize everything......the oddness of the film....and the piano is of course a symbol of Lena or their love


That would be very nice. That I would love. Maybe a little Jeremy Blakeness thrown in their too...a la the scene where Barry picks up the phone and asks to be connected to "matress man". Where the color doesn't completely swipe out everything...the image is just made as a rainbow. That would be so much better.

 

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