Last login: Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I think what bothers me about the marketing, and the discussions that I'm seeing, is that people get so bogged down in looking at and analyzing ONLY this image without proposing that there were an infinite number of other ways to represent what has been talked about that did not involve Daniel Craig (clothed) with his arm around Rooney Mara (nude). Although that may have been the intent by Fincher, and it is possible to read it as Sprig did, clearly many, many other people will not come to that conclusion for completely valid reasons.
The other thing that bothers me is when people think that because sex sells, or because that's what the director (may have) intended, that all arguments are off. End of discussion. The observation that sex sells is not a justification for a poster like this, even if it is true. The simple assertion that this is what the director meant is not, in itself, justification for this particular poster when it could have been done in so many other ways which would have been more in line with the story/character.
p.s. Sprig, I know that you were not ending the discussion, but plenty of others seem to think their interpretation of the poster for x, y, z reason followed by name calling and dismissiveness is acceptable in other forums I've been reading.
December 27, 2011 at 10:28 p.m.
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