Translating Hollywood
by C SarowitzS & Salyers (9780977282791)

Translating Hollywood

C SarowitzS & Salyers

Release Date: 01 Oct 2007
Format: Hardcover
Category: Poster Art
ISBN: 9780977282791
ISBN-10: 0977282791

"Translating Hollywood" delivers a fresh perspective on movie posters by comparing posters from a film's country of origin against versions created for foreign markets. Such an exercise demonstrates how the differences are about much more than language. Take the poster for the movie "Tootsie" as an example. The American version has an American flag backdrop, in front of which Dustin Hoffman, smiling away, is dressed in drag. The image is light-hearted and comedic. Compare this to the Polish poster for the movie: a face from the nose up is blurred; below the nose, a clear five o' clock shadow and lips painted red. This image conjures a more subversive feeling. Such differences speak volumes for how cultural tendencies are reflected in graphic design. "Translating Hollywood" provides numerous, colorful examples of famous movie posters from the US, UK, Japan, Poland, France, Argentina and much of Eastern Europe.

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