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Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:27 pm

A Godzilla lava lamp would be cool with Godzilla as the topper.
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Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:30 pm

Nice but a bit too on the nose wrt metaphor...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=515-EfhXne0


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Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:17 pm

Want.
mattkardish wrote:the polar bear would take the great white to the corner of jabroni drive and know your role boulevard and rock bottom his ass onto that stop sign and finish him off with the people's elbow. clearly y'all can't smell what the polar bear is cookin.
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just a foil for me today, thanks
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Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:51 am

Meh
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Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:10 am

Horrible!
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Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:55 am

Was disappointed initially but it's definitely growing on me. Bottom half reminds me of shin-hanga.
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Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:08 am

sargas wrote:Horrible!
It's not horrible. You may not like it, but it's not horrible. Now Johann Jacob's "LOTR Evil" is horrible lol.
mattkardish wrote:the polar bear would take the great white to the corner of jabroni drive and know your role boulevard and rock bottom his ass onto that stop sign and finish him off with the people's elbow. clearly y'all can't smell what the polar bear is cookin.
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Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:47 am

:pint:
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Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:01 am

I really like both. The bottom half of the variant seems to highlight some details better i.e. the path on the bottom right. Although the blue in the water of the reg is cool. Definitely a grower.
I read the interview and agree that this is better than Godzilla tearing up the city.
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Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:16 am

In general, I love Durieux's work but I am glad I passed on this one. Would never hang it up. Sorry Laurent.
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Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:22 am

It's a weird one for me. References the original movie, or at least inspired by, but clearly using a more recent look for Godzilla. Laurent usually does an amazing job capturing the classic feel of old movies, but I feel it's missing here.

And despite the presence of the blast and Godzilla it doesn't seem to impose or at least even partly convey the sense of constant fear and dread the original Japanese cut of the movie does.

There are small elements I like, but the central depiction of Godzilla isn't one of them unfortunately.
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Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:04 am

Personally I think he nailed "classic feel" on this one. To each his own.
simianfever wrote:And despite the presence of the blast and Godzilla it doesn't seem to impose or at least even partly convey the sense of constant fear and dread the original Japanese cut of the movie does.
But that wasn't the point behind his concept. The thing I love about Durieux is his ability to come at a subject from a very unexpected angle. Going deeper into the historical Japanese side of it and incorporating the post WWII nuclear angst is a pretty unique angle to take on a Godzilla poster, in a universe full of one-note, ROARRRR Godzilla posters.

Laurent Durieux – "The hardest part for me was to come up with an image that would go beyond just a city destroying monster flick. [...] So rather than depicting a monster spitting flames and destroying the city, I wanted to emphasize this angle, the historic/social interpretation of the movie. Naturally “Gojira” was born out of a nuclear blast and that’s exactly what I drawn. I wanted to depict a contrast of the quiet landscape of the ancestral Japan with the modern day horror at its worst."
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