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Poster: Rian Johnson’s “Brick”

I’ll start out with both an apology and a warning.  I apologize for leaving you, dear readers, at the end of August.  Adjusting to the college and dorm life has been time-consuming and a bit tiresome.  So, here’s a blog post for you to enjoy, but here’s the warning: It’s just some artwork with a description–nothing too intricate.  Come back later for some of that.

Anyway, I was bored and decided to take a stab at creating my first minimalist movie poster.  The goal of making a minimalist movie poster is to choose one particular aspect or detail of a movie and to make that the main focus of the poster’s design.  It is also rather simplistic in nature and doesn’t normally involve complex structure or other imagery.  You can look here for examples.  I chose to make a poster for one of my all-time favorite film’s, Rian Johnson’s 2006 neo-noir Brick.  It follows a high schooler named Brendan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as he investigates the murder of his ex-girlfriend.  What he doesn’t realize is just how high up this mystery leads into the social strata of high school, and what involvement the mysterious neighborhood drug king, The Pin (Lukas Haas), and seductive cheerleader, Laura (Nora Zehetner), have in the case.

So, for your pleasure, here is a poster highlighting a couple important details from the film.  I’m not going to tell you what the details mean, though–for that, you’ll have to watch the film yourself.  But you should watch it anyway; it’s well worth it.