Wednesday, March 7, 2012
"Mirror Mirror" TV Trailer: Focusing On Opposites
I only recently saw the TV #2 spot trailer for Mirror Mirror (see end of post to view) and was struck by the interesting use of opposites: height, perspective, expectations, color etc and reflections. It's quite interesting and I finally understood why they stuck with the film's title which focuses on reflections and images.
Now I'm looking for it, I can see this theme through all the other trailers released, though it's far more subtle. Almost every official movie poster, even the foreign ones, can be neatly split in half (just look how exactly face-on the characters in the middle of the poster always are - even the dwarves at the bottom), and within each poster there are further uses of opposites and/or reflections in design.
The one below that isn't so exactly balanced, still makes a clear use of opposites (foreground, background, negative space, age, youth, color contrast) and mirrors too. There are reflections of color, pose, attitude and concept. It's pretty neat.
A movie that explores the Snow White story by juxtaposing elements both internal and external throughout would be very interesting to me and actually have a lot to say...
Have I been missing the obvious all this time?
Have a look at the trailer with this concept of opposites and reflections in mind and you'll see what I mean: