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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Losing (Half a) Face

Apparently, if a movie's title includes the words "king" or "queen," only half of the star's face can appear in the print ad. These ads for "The Queen," starring Helen Mirren, and "The Last King of Scotland," with Forest Whitaker, popped up stacked on top of each other in the New York Observer. I'm sure the sales staff were just thrilled with that. Too bad that both ad designers opted to show only the stars' right side (perhaps it's more sinister-looking). If Forest Whitaker's left side were shown instead, then the King and Queen could have merged into one royal ad.