TITLE – “THE DEPART- ED” is written withconjunction of the three actors. The factthat the text is large and dominatesmajority of the poster shows us the threeactors play a major role within the film.Facial expressions of the two actors with nodirect mode of address demonstrates themovie has action in it.As this genre of film is Crime/Mystery, wecan see evidently the connotations withinthis poster has praised the genreexcellently.For example, “COPS OR CRIMINALS...OCTOBER 06” are written in redsubsequently to connote danger, envy andblackmail. It also stands out from the actorsnames “LEONARDO DiCAPRIO” to show thewriting is more important than the actors.The Credits is another feature of the posterin small narrow text to show theirunimportance compared to the title THEDEPARTED above the credits.
THE ACTORS – The name’s LeonardoDiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholsonare all famous for their successful careersas actors in such films as The Shining (JackNicholson), The Bourne Identity (MattDamon) and Titanic (Leonardo DiCaprio).The combination of them together in onefilm informs fans the success of this filmwill be high. Also, there will be morepeople eager to see it as professionalactors are working together in a film.SIMPLICITY – Simplicity has been the keyelement of this poster. White and red hasbeen portrayed linking to the “Cops orCriminals” as in Cops in white and Red asin criminals. It is created for a clearemphasis and understanding to theposter.
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