The Best Poster I’ve Ever Bought
[Updated 12/7/2010, 6:15 PM]
Q: When is a Kevin Smith movie poster worth $2,000?
A: When it feeds, educates, and saves children.
Today GFBRobot bid on, and won, the right to be the first to show you the poster for Kevin Smith’s upcoming movie, Red State. The money all went to help kids in Haiti, so as glad as I am that you’re here to see the poster, I’m even more gladder that the money went to a good cause.
But first, a few words directly from the Kevin Smith camp:
If you’re a movie website or film journalist and you want to feature this poster or use it in a story, don’t be a detail-thin dick.
If you also include the link for Mitch’s Haitian charity in your story/article, you’re not only being a thorough journalist, you’re also helping to save actual lives – lives whose progress you’ll be able to trace via www.havefaithhaiti.org
It only takes a few seconds longer to provide all available facts in any story.
Including THIS fact can help save a child’s life.
I couldn’t agree more, so a big thanks to Kevin for thinking charitably. Not only thinking charitably, but acting charitably as well: Kevin matched my donation, bringing the grand total donated to $4,000.
Now, without further ado:
I don’t know about you, but that primes my pump to see the movie. The weathered look pretty much tells you what you’re in for, am I right? I’m usually not one for “horror” flicks, but given that this is a Kevin Smith movie, I can imagine there’s going to be some good dialogue and story work happening, as well. For a brief period I wanted to be a screenwriter, and the extent to which I polished my skills by aping Smith’s pacing and delivery is probably illegal. Red State doesn’t seem to shying away from touching on some religious themes as well, which is a road Smith’s traveled before to humorous effect. It’ll be nice to see his serious take on it.
The poster above can also be viewed at http://smodcast.com/redstate/thefather/ for those that don’t like our spiffy, fiery graphics.
Also, as a final note, a special shout out to my competition in the auction. A plucky group of people on Twitter banded together to try to outbid me. Even though they lost out in the end, they deserve a mention for pooling together and being willing to share the limelight to raise money for charity. Good competition, fellas, it really got my competitive streak going in the name of a good cause!