Stills V3

October 11, 2009

London 6

Filed under: John Ellis — zavaell @ 07:10

Charing Cross Road.



  1. I’m not getting much from this. Juxtaposition of the posters? Some interesting angles? Fairly London-y to be sure.

    Comment by Colin — October 12, 2009 @ 17:26

  2. A closer-in shot, otherwise no real departure from “the city as it really is (or something like that)”. However, it is the culture variation that is the main target.

    Comment by John Ellis — October 12, 2009 @ 18:02

  3. Well I’m glad you took it. I had a similar shot this last weekend but couldn’t get enough in the shot to work with the poster title. With this one it’s the line of people in the top poster that set the tone. This works well with the colourful underneath poster. The leaning bollard gives a sense of foreboding and you have a wonderful stage on the right. But nothing is on the stage and no likely candidates either. Looks too clean for London…no tin cans nearby entering stage right?

    Comment by akikana — October 13, 2009 @ 04:48

  4. Akikana – I like your stage! No, London has gone the way of Paris and Madrid, finally, and keeps the centre clean. It is now the interstices of the city: transport routes, unused land etc that collects the rubbish.

    Comment by John Ellis — October 13, 2009 @ 06:36

  5. My eye is drawn to that bright yellow padlock, which seems to anchor the scene.

    Comment by matt — October 14, 2009 @ 13:20

  6. I like the juxtaposition of the posters not just in content but colour. It hints at Hamlet being a bit dull in comparison.

    Comment by Lillput — October 16, 2009 @ 10:19

  7. It is very nicely designed and also clever I think. Those poor serious Shakespearean actors don’t stand a chance against the flashy bunch below.

    Comment by Christina — October 17, 2009 @ 23:06

  8. Yes I like the diametrically opposed posters in terms of what they advertise and the way they do it. Good fun.

    Comment by Rex — October 18, 2009 @ 16:40

  9. I suppose one would have to be in a rather somber mood to choose the “Hamlet” over the raucous alternative. The repeating red tones in the scene are used quite effectively for me.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — October 18, 2009 @ 18:29

  10. I keep getting dragged back wondering what’s on offer. What are the shows being advertised? Is that really 4 serious shows in one sitting?

    Comment by doonster — October 19, 2009 @ 22:22

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