And now for a few unknown properties.
First, a couple of horror flicks I did not see. But do these images creep you out or what? They don’t have a Batman or Star Wars built-in fan base to rely on. Just one shot at your interest.
Same with this one. Sure it went on to be a huge franchise, but this is the image that was first given to us way back when. You might remember seeing it and thinking “What’s that all about?”
This is a British film from 2011 that I also didn’t see. But like Tangled, the title and image work together to make you stop and think. Mission accomplished.
This one is cool, too. But unlike Shame, this brand-new story has DiCaprio’s star power and Nolan’s touted reputation as marketing angles that transcend the intriguing image and the story concept that is teased in the tagline.
And lastly, a brand new movie that’s in between points of this discussion. The title and the reference to Poe are obviously known, but this is an entirely made up story – historical fiction – and it gets a look here for being provocative and risky.
As always, thanks for reading.
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