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5 Honest posters for Oscar-nominated movies

Jan 26, 2012 By Abraham

Here are five movie posters that tell the truth about the films they’re promoting…

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  1. Luke says:

    The Help is actually based on a true story just to let you know. I’m sick of this idea that anything that has Black or White in it is obviously racist. Just watch the movie and enjoy it.

    1. Dart says:

      First of all, it’s NOT based on a true story, dummy. It is a fictional story based off of things that really happened in the south–Black maids raising white kids and cleaning for white people and seen as second class citizens. Secondly, as Roger Evert so poignantly stated, “One of the ancient ploys of the film industry is to make a film about non-white people and find a way, however convoluted, to tell it from the point of view of a white character.” And that is the problem. That is where the title comes from here. White People help solve racism, as if Black people have lied or been silent about it.

  2. Stephanie says:

    I like the one titled “Wuh?”

    and, of course, “pure art”

    The George Clooney can act one should add “In the roles we have carefully tailored and hand picked for him.”

  3. Missy says:

    I have not yet watched the movie The Help, but I just finished the book. I was offended by this “honest poster” too. It’s pretty evident that this story isn’t about the rich white people helping the poor black people. It’s about an era in our history that was righted. The book would not have been written if it weren’t for the BLACK PEOPLE wanting to make a change through the only option they had at the time… A white woman who loved her childhood nanny and felt she had the outlet to make a change.

    It’s a beautiful book, and the races should be changed on this “honest poster”.

    “you’re welcome, white people.
    Black people

  4. cassidy fritz says:

    so its the help, the descendants, war horse, and the last one is creation or whatever, but what the hell is pure art

    1. Sal says:

      The Artist, a silent film from France (with music and dancing, just no dialogue). I’ve heard only good things about it.

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