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The Auteurs' Fake Criterion Covers

Brandon Bedaw

about 5 years ago

Every other forum has a similar thread, so we should have one too (especially since we’re actually connected to the real company… somehow).

So, if you’re like me and you play around in Photoshop to make your future Criterion-release dreams a slight reality, or if you just like making prestigious covers for horrible movies, post them here.

Brandon Bedaw

about 5 years ago

I’ll start it off…

T

about 5 years ago

nice idea, I might play if I get more time.

Brandon Bedaw

about 5 years ago

In honor of J.G. Ballard’s death…

Harley Small

about 5 years ago

My favorite Charlie Kaufman written film

Brandon Bedaw

about 5 years ago

To post images, you need to take away the [IMG]’s at the beginning and end of the link and replace them with exclamation points. I like the cover, though. That particular image from the film, surrounded by a black void, works quite well.

In keeping with Kaufman, here’s a some-what visually confusing cover I did for Synecdoche, New York…

Those not familiar with theatre may not know what the hell a Playbill is, however.

Harley Small

about 5 years ago

Thanks for the info, now fixed. Kaufman is wonderful, nice cover.

Crap Monster

about 5 years ago

this seems like a pretty sweet idea. i may throw something together later when i got some more free time

jamonho​lley@ms​n.com

about 5 years ago

This is one of the best topics ever on the Auteurs! I am excited to see more.

Eli Goodspe​ed

about 5 years ago

Wow! You guys are slick! Nice work! Love JP’s Crash, Harley’s ESOTSM and Brandon’s 2046. Brandon – you should repost that Slumdog Millionaire one on here, too. That one’s the bomb!

Rich Uncle Skeleton

about 5 years ago

fun thread, keep it up.

CineSna​g

about 5 years ago

YES! Bring the ruckus!

Filmy

about 5 years ago

awesome guys…

Bob Stutsman

about 5 years ago

Actually, I would be fine if any of these were Criterions – these films are all good enough to rate The Criterion treatment. Where are those Benjamin Button wantabees? Let’s get some bad films in here, too. I love those Benjamin Button/Slumdog/Dark Knight hate threads. This resembles a ‘films that should get a Criterion release’ thread – wish fulfillment.

Brandon Bedaw

about 5 years ago

Petroni​us

about 5 years ago

Fantastic work !!! I love em’

Brandon Bedaw

about 5 years ago

ArmandS

about 5 years ago

Brandon, that is awesome.

Alot o' marQ

about 5 years ago

wow…you guys are good. wish i had more talent/photoshop experience.
that 2046 cover is sexy…makes me want to re-watch it right now!

someone do Stalker!!!!

Eli Goodspe​ed

about 5 years ago

Can someone please do one on Lert the Right One In, Vanishing Point or Alien?

Rich Uncle Skeleton

about 5 years ago

I feel like an idiot. I’ve always spelled it Joel and Ethan Coen.

Brandon Bedaw

about 5 years ago

Here ya’ go, Marq

Harry Long

about 5 years ago

>>I feel like an idiot. I’ve always spelled it Joel and Ethan Coen.<<
Idiot or not, you’re spelling it correctly.

Alex K

about 5 years ago

Yikes. How embarrassing. For accuracy’s sake, here is the edited version.

Filmy

about 5 years ago

oops Brandon you beat me to it… it still looks patchy…considering that am a novice at editing….

Brandon Bedaw

about 5 years ago

Well, at least we agree on that still making a decent cover. Personally, I’m not too happy with my version… it’s just a bit too simple for such a film. If I was more skilled in Photoshop I would have gone all out, and attempted to create the most epic cover art that Stalker could ever hope to have, but my limitations forced me to keep in simple.

Hopefully, someday the real Criterion designers will give us something to truly drool over.

Filmy

about 5 years ago

right… take a look at this one…

Doinel

about 5 years ago

Rather like the Coppola

Petroni​us

about 5 years ago

HOw can we paste then in here?

Alot o' marQ

about 5 years ago

i really like the Stalker concept AND this Lost in Translation entry. very nice