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One of the greatest films I’ve had the privilege of viewing in years, Moon exceeded my expectations across the board. In many ways, this movie is a contemporary throwback to 2001, A Space Odessey, which to date, is the single-handed biggest influence on me as an artist. Any preconceived notion I had about this film’s ability to take style cues from such a masterpiece and stand on it’s own were quickly discarded. What I love about Moon is that once this film starts – it does not stop. It just keeps pulling you in, further and further. What starts out as a lonely sci-fi movie… evolves into an oddly empathic, yet sophisticated and schizophrenic thriller.Equally as well-executed/stylized as the movie itself, the movie posters are iconic, simple, and VERY effective. Both posters convey the solitude that Sam Bell (Rockwell) endures. The first poster in particular (far superior to the second) flawlessly illustrates the schizophrenic undertone to the film. Absolutely brilliant. I also like the manually condensed ITC Blair Bold for the main title, over the use of Eurostile Extended in the second poster. Eurostile/Microgramma Extended is an obvious and ubiquitous (yet extremely effective) typeface for the sci-fi genre, but there is something oddly appealing to Blair Bold in this instance.Without peeking before you see this movie… try to guess the computer voice of GERTY. Yet another perfect element in this classic film.

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