Friday, December 27, 2013

QftWo 12/23-12/29: Imposters #24 - American Hustle

How is it that we end up with a David O. Russell picture about the 1970's-'80's ABSCAM operation, but I look at its promo image and all I can think about is Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights:

Is it just me? I recognize that my response is solely down to a vibe I'm getting from the graphic. As you can see below, the BN poster was completely different:

Y'know what? It's gotta come down to glitter. Both posters look like they should be (or are) just covered in glitter...


  1. I think this comes down to the spotlight effect and 70s/80s fat curvy fonts. The Boogie Nights poster has a visible spotlight behind the star, while the American Hustle poster is a composite of five individual character posters, with a spotlight effect that makes them also look like they're on a stage.

  2. I can see the connection-they have similar fonts and lighting,plus the whole funky hair/clothes combo of those days. Also makes me think a little of Casino as well.

  3. Thanks for the support, you two! I almost posted the individual character spots, but chose this instead.

    Lady t, I don't know if you've seen this movie yet, but my friends are all so positive that this is now right at the top of my list!


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