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Wes Anderson’s Latest ‘French Dispatch’ Posters Beautifully Introduce Characters
By Mikelle Leow, 20 Sep 2021
Image via The French Dispatch
If the posters for The French Dispatch are of any indication, the film is on track to set milestones in both art and movie history.
Though, of course, you’d expect nothing less from filmmaker Wes Anderson. Last year’s old school comic-style illustrated promo was already iconic, what with its whimsical The New Yorker magazine vibes. Now, the live-action movie’s PR team has bestowed character posters that are just as memorable, albeit donning a different style, upon fans.
The predictable route would be to create one obviously consistent template and drop pictures of the actors into them to make them all look the same—but no, these are plenty elaborate individually. Every collage here looks reasonably different to tell a story about the character it represents, and includes hints throughout, like a Kansas map or a dartboard.
Loosely based on life in The New Yorker editorial office, the comedy-drama follows French foreign bureau members of a fictional 20th-century Kansas newspaper as they prepare for its final issue.
After being delayed for over a year, the A-list-starring The French Dispatch is finally due for a theatrical release on October 22, 2021.
If you’re understandably hankering for more, check out the mesmerizing trailer too.
[via Creative Bloq, images via The French Dispatch]
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