A post about a page that posts posters.
February 14, 2011 9:25 AM   Subscribe

Reelizer is a curated collection of re-imagined movie posters.
posted by Memo (15 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Many MST3k movies represented. I suspect that is not a coincidence.
posted by wittgenstein at 9:37 AM on February 14, 2011


Y'all designers keep doing this, and people are gonna think you'll all work for free all the time.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 9:39 AM on February 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Love it.

As always, a shout out too to Brandon Schaeffer, whose work I really enjoy. Link is to a great Ferris Bueller poster.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 10:02 AM on February 14, 2011


letspretendweworkatcriterion.com
posted by davebush at 10:04 AM on February 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is freakin' awesome, but I'll have to come back in a couple days when the pages don't take like five zillion hours to load.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:06 AM on February 14, 2011


What does "curated" mean in this context?
posted by Confess, Fletch at 10:09 AM on February 14, 2011


In recent use, "curated" means a collection of things selected by a single person, according to a personal -- and hopefully idiosyncratic and interesting -- standard. I think it's an idea that's become more useful recently because there are so many collections of things assembled by computer algorithms, based on search results or popular voting or sales volume or whatever. Curated collections reflect a single person's taste.

It can come off as a little pretentious, because when you say you're curating something, you essentially announce that you're sharing your personal artistic esthetic with the world and that it's an esthetic worth paying attention to. It might be better to just say, hey, here's some neat stuff, and let other people decide what to call it.
posted by jhc at 10:25 AM on February 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


As a former art curator, I think "curated" means "selected by someone who really knows what they're talking about," whether via education, experience, or laser-guided idiosyncrasy. I'd trust my 4 year old to curate her stuffed animal collection, but not my collected works of Chris Elliott.

Also, the "500 Days of Summer" one made me smile. More humans should realize that "movie" was really an aesthetic exercise made by, for, and about robots.
posted by turducken at 10:42 AM on February 14, 2011


This is my current favourite re-imagined movie poster. (via)
posted by ODiV at 11:16 AM on February 14, 2011


They all look like the covers of the newer runs of books by Albert Camus and Jack Kerouac.

Beatniks with Lattes listen to Musack.
posted by dougrayrankin at 11:19 AM on February 14, 2011


Some of these are awfully pretty but miss the mark: movie posters are marketing tools and should link to the product in a tangible way. "Yeah, two tickets for that one about the guy in the convertible and the girl and his friend in a field. Whatdoyomean there's no field in the movie? Field of convertibles, isn't that the one?"
posted by Ogre Lawless at 11:27 AM on February 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


turducken: "I'd trust my 4 year old to curate her stuffed animal collection, but not my collected works of Chris Elliott."

This is a great example of what I mean when I say that curation means sharing a personal artistic esthetic. Your 4 year old could totally curate your collected works of Chris Elliott, if you managed to get her interested in the project. She would just use different criteria than you would, like ... how colorful the cover art was, or whether the music was pretty, or whether people seemed to shout too much, or -- most likely -- something much more awesome than I'm thinking of. And then if I attended the opening of Chris Elliott as curated by turducken's 4 year old, I might see the works through a different lens.

And I would have some great bragging rights, because I was there when that show first opened, man.

I don't know if this has much to do with what an art curator actually does -- it may be a new use of the term. But whatever you want to call it, I think it's a pretty neat concept.
posted by jhc at 11:45 AM on February 14, 2011


This Blazing Saddles one features a plate of beans being overthought!
posted by trip and a half at 11:56 AM on February 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


jhc: Your 4 year old could totally curate your collected works of Chris Elliott, if you managed to get her interested in the project.

Oh believe me, I will. But if she doesn't include Zoo Animals on Wheels and the grainy bootleg of Spewey, I'm boycotting the whole production.
posted by turducken at 3:41 PM on February 14, 2011


I like these a lot. Filed under 'inspiration'. Thanks.
posted by bdave at 5:14 PM on February 14, 2011


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