Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

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#601 Post by Graphist » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:38 pm

TCMP is worth getting for the packaging alone.

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#603 Post by swo17 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:21 pm

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#604 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:30 pm

What's with the thick black border under on the title for Passion. Hopefully they change that.

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#605 Post by ng4996 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:34 pm

It matches the poster available in the Criterion Store

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#606 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:35 pm

I like all of these, especially Age of Innocence and Women in Love, except for the awful blue sticker placement on King of Jazz.

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#607 Post by Apperson » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:39 pm

Something about The Age of Innocence cover really strikes me as boring/low-effort.

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#608 Post by DRW.mov » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:42 pm

Apperson wrote:Something about The Age of Innocence cover really strikes me as boring/low-effort.
It’s Sarah Habibi that’s why.

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#609 Post by Luke M » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:46 pm

I like the Joan of Arc cover. I’m not digging the others.

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#610 Post by Apperson » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:47 pm

DRW.mov wrote:
Apperson wrote:Something about The Age of Innocence cover really strikes me as boring/low-effort.
It’s Sarah Habibi that’s why.
God your right; Three Colors Trilogy and Cries and Whispers, two of the biggest whiffs in Criterion cover-art history.

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#611 Post by Cinephrenic » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:48 pm

Criterion covers will soon be gallery oil paints.

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#612 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:52 pm

Women in Love looks good; The Passion of Joan of Arc was expected, but is great nonetheless.

The Age of Innocence cover really reminds me of the Magnolia poster, with that "gold flower against black background" aesthetic and all.

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#613 Post by Randall Maysin » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:01 pm

So that's what a gold flower against a black background looks like!

Oh my, looks like the snarkiness has even overtaken Randall Maysin. But it's me so it doesn't count. No offense meant.

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#614 Post by Feego » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:03 pm

Although the opening credits of The Age of Innocence beat the Magnolia poster by six years:

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#615 Post by domino harvey » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:04 pm

The Age of Innocence: Dover Thrift Edition

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#616 Post by dustybooks » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:20 pm

I know its text placement is very late '90s but I honestly preferred the subtlety of the old Joan of Arc cover.

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#617 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:35 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:What's with the thick black border under on the title for Passion. Hopefully they change that.
ng4996 wrote:It matches the poster available in the Criterion Store
Right. Still prefer the continuation of the image. Anyone else?

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#618 Post by Morbii » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:29 pm

The Joan of Arc cover makes me think of Essential Art House covers (just at the bottom instead of the top).

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#619 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:32 am

FrauBlucher wrote:
FrauBlucher wrote:What's with the thick black border under on the title for Passion. Hopefully they change that.
ng4996 wrote:It matches the poster available in the Criterion Store
Right. Still prefer the continuation of the image. Anyone else?
do you think that this implies that Criterion will now change the spine/side of their blu-ray/DVDs ? with not only the title of the movies/spine, but title/director, actors, etc...?

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#622 Post by Feego » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:54 am

Does anyone recognize the man and woman photographed for the 100 Years of Olympic Films packaging (the woman is featured on the book cover)? I was curious if they were actual Olympians or just models hired for the photos.

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#623 Post by movielocke » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:19 pm

I think they were models done in the style of the short film “the olympics as they were practiced in Ancient Greece”

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#625 Post by Bressonaire » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:16 pm

It's pretty rare for a Criterion spine to include anything other than the title, but both these Pabst films have the director's name on the spine. I don't own the other Pabst films, so I'm not sure about Pandora's Box or Threepenny Opera.

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