Fake Criterion Covers

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oldsheperd
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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1126 Post by oldsheperd » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:34 pm

So where is Swimminghorses with the fake Head cover?

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Svevan
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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1127 Post by Svevan » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:17 pm

Don't say his name, he's like Beetlejuice.

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1128 Post by Alphonse Doinel » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:34 pm

He became an Auteur under one of his many aliases. I think they appreciated his 'art' more over there.

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1129 Post by swo17 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:49 pm

Under a misspelling of one of his aliases here. Brilliant.

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1130 Post by Cinephrenic » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:33 pm

He took my Paris, Texas location. Fucker...

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1131 Post by matrixschmatrix » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:11 am

Cinephrenic wrote:He took my Paris, Texas location. Fucker...
If we're bringing up locations, can I mention that every time I see swo's "SLC, UT" location my brain edits out the 'C'

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1132 Post by swo17 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:19 am

I suppose that's better than editing in an 'N'.

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The Post With All the BBCode

#1133 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:36 am

You are Sucha Loud Crazy NUT, tho

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1134 Post by kndy » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:36 pm

My contribution to this thread:

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and a few others here at the Flickr Fake Criterion Collection Covers group.
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TheGodfather
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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1135 Post by TheGodfather » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:38 pm

Those are some great covers! the image used on Infernal Affairs is pretty cliche, but the Going Hollywood and especially Ninotchka covers are stunning! I love the colour schemes on it. Would love to see them release the blu-ray with that cover.
And a Maya Deren set by Eclipse would be excellent.

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1136 Post by matrixschmatrix » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:04 pm

I think Going Hollywood and Heavenly Forest stick out as the strongest there, with Safety Last being the weakest. Infernal Affairs does look nice, it's just that big floating heads is a pretty brutally overdone design element at this point.

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1137 Post by knives » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:17 pm

I have no clue what Heavenly Forrest is, but you've sold me on it.

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1138 Post by zedz » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:31 pm

Nice work! Though the Deren would have to be the first single-disc Eclipse set. You might as well throw Divine Horsemen in there and make it the Complete Works.

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1139 Post by aox » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:14 pm

knives wrote:I have no clue what Heavenly Forrest is, but you've sold me on it.
Seriously. I got very excited based on that fake cover and less so when I began to read about the film this afternoon.

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1140 Post by knives » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:59 pm

Reading the plot summary it sounds like a million comic books. If it was a comic it'd be the perfect gift for my sister. Still a beautiful cover though.

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1141 Post by liam fennell » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:37 am

this is a fun thread! a made a few of these a couple of months ago when I found this site.. I'm pretty happy with 2 of these 3, I can almost imagine them on my shelves...

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1142 Post by HistoryProf » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:06 am

knives wrote:I have no clue what Heavenly Forrest is, but you've sold me on it.
agreed...the texture of the surfaces along with the color add to the composition to make it a near perfect cover design. bravo.


and i've also never heard of it.

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1143 Post by kndy » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:15 am

Hi everyone, here are a few more. Thanks for the comments.

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Similar to "Going Hollywood", the process was a bit time consuming since both were derived from black and white photos and required coloring.

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An older one... Sometimes a photo is just enough without much manipulation...

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1144 Post by Matt » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:18 pm

I know this is a fun, "harmless" thread, but we're getting too many people signing up recently just to post fake covers. I'm closing it down for the time being. If you're reading this and want to post some fake Criterion covers somewhere, try this thread at Mubi: http://mubi.com/topics/2132" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. You're bound to find a much more supportive and appreciative audience for that kind of thing there anyway.

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1145 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:57 pm


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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1146 Post by perkizitore » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:51 pm

Now that the thread is finally open again, I am waiting for the inevitable swimminghorses post featuring a potpourri of his last decade of 'creations'. :P

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1147 Post by Big Ben » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:04 pm

That's an incredibly phallic cover for Darkest Hour.

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1148 Post by MongooseCmr » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:41 pm

I knew all the nominees and still could not decipher what Lady Bird’s cover said

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1149 Post by Grand Wazoo » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:18 pm

I've seen people in love with these on Twitter and I don't know how to handle it.

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Re: Fake Criterion Covers

#1150 Post by soundchaser » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:33 pm

I'll admit to kind of liking the one for Get Out, in some perverse way (it's not legible in the slightest, of course). But holy hell, some of those are astonishingly ugly. Three Billboards, especially.

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