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Oct. 26th, 2007

05:59 pm - Ssssssteve Carell

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Y'know what's really bugging me today? The poster for Dan in Real Life. It's glaringly, obviously photoshopped. The way Steve's face is lit makes him look like a reptile. His nose has no shadow, and seems to disappear; the two studio light scrims flooding all that light onto his face can be seen in his eyeballs, with the gap between them resembling slitted snake pupils.

Not that I'd mind seeing Steve Carell play a reptile (Over the Hedge 2: Verne and Hammy switch bodies?), but that's not what this movie is about, and the poster conveys the wrong concept. It's supposed to be "lonely guy who can't even get motivated to lift his depressed head up off his breakfast", but what it really looks like is "strange Lizard-Man from another world with habits different from our own; he sleeps on syrupy foods. Oh dear, he sees us; don't make any sudden moves!"

I think the fact that we're seeing his face square on is also unsettling. At least his hair isn't symmetrical, like, say, Bob from ReBoot.

Current Mood: geekygeeky

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From:nefaria
Date:October 26th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
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Pancakes are pastries?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:October 26th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
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All right, fine, have it your way (at Burger King!)
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From:nefaria
Date:October 26th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
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Ronald McDonald is, however, a pastry.
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From:doodlesthegreat
Date:October 26th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
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I thought he was a patsy.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:October 27th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
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No, he acted alone. He had alleged accomplices (Grimace, the Hamburglar, Birdie, that pirate captain guy nobody's seen in years) but their whereabouts were all accounted for.
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From:electronin
Date:October 27th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
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Apparently, nobody ever told you he really is a reptile.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:October 27th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
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That is indeed true! Nobody has ever told me such a thing.
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From:hartree
Date:October 27th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
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*sob* Such a waste of yummy looking pancakes, now all fouled with the drainage of some actor twit's earwax.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:October 27th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
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But KT's point is that Carell never did have his ear on the pancakes! It'd look better if he wasn't such a wimp about it.

KT, comedies are the last movies I expect to have good visual effects. They might even be counting on someone like you to laugh at them.
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