Poster Peek: ‘Paper Man’


Some stories practically write themselves, and some art projects just seem to flow once you find inspiration. Sometimes, the inspiration comes from something you saw, or felt; other times, it can simply comes from writing one good first sentence. But if you find yourself in the dreaded realm of writers block, then perhaps you will be wedge your head from the brick wall this condition creates.

The poster below is for the movie “Paper Man.” Its caption reads: “Its grow-up time,” and it is a soon-to-be-released movie starring Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone, Lisa Kudrow and Ryan Reynolds.

The plot is something of interest to me. I can definitely relate in various counts. This is the official plot description: “A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne (Daniels) and a Long Island teen (Stone) who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife (Kudrow) and his imaginary Superhero friend; Captain Excellent (Reynolds).” Interesting right? It will be interesting to see Daniels acting childish, and Reynold as a superhero.

I do believe pulling off an imaginary friend, acting childish, and having a friendship with a cute underage girl and not appearing “improper,” will require a certain type of actor, because that is no easy task. But Daniels is definitely an outstanding and underrated actor. I will be looking forward to this performance.

Also, this movie was filmed before it was even announced that Reynolds would be “Green Lantern,” and he is wearing a wearing a superhero outfit that looks mighty similar to Superman’s! There are tights and they are a great tribute to Superman, with same colors and all.

Like I was mentioning before about inspiration, it appears the character of Richard Dunne is having writer’s block and his wife Claire (Kudrow), encourages Richard to move to a Long Island beach community for the winter season to overcome it. Now, the artist that worked on the poster was perhaps inspired by what he read about the movie, as he has created a very unique and symbolic poster, in my opinion. Here we have an old picture of the Ryan Reynolds superhero Captain Excellent, it is worn and has wrinkled edges. Kind of gives us the feeling this is something from the past, something old. Then there is a tear or puncture in the middle of the picture and we see, a clear and current picture of Jeff Daniels. He looks spooked, as if this is something he can’t escape. I don’t know about you, but I like it.

Sound of your opinion in the comment section at right or in the “Paper Man” thread in the forum. “Paperman” will be released on April 23.

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  1. 1

    I hope I get a chance to check this one out.

  2. Jerry #

    nice post.

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