November 9, 2008

Poster for the Wrestler

Check out the poster for the Wrestler behind Rourke and his powder blue shoes. Also, on a slightly unrelated note, I urge you to check out The Times of Harvey Milk (1984; Academy Award for best documentary) before going to see Milk. It really gives you an idea of who and what Harvey Milk was about. I also checked out the extra footage they had of the documentary, and there is a great panel discussion (including Dan White's defense team) on the defense used to get Dan White convicted of voluntary manslaughter as opposed to first degree murder. It's really fascinating stuff on the legal side.

Harvey Milk was really dynamic, so I hope that Penn is able to capture this aspect of Milk. Dan White is also a particularly fascinating character, so expect a great turn from Brolin, who's been quite consistent these last 2 years. I think Mr. Ledger might get some competition from Brolin, but we have to wait and see.

1 comment:

  1. Nice poster. Captures what the story is about in a very nice, artful, classy way. I hope it gets the recognition it deserves.

    I saw that docu, and yes, its very good.