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Here at Open Book Society we like to see things from every angle. Movie posters are what sells people’s opinions of a film and like a book cover it has to be appealing. Also like books, movie posters can look differently depending on where they are made. Whole campaigns revolve around films, everything from viral web content to poster’s for every character in the movie.

International Poster

In a dynamic new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous characters, “Sherlock Holmes” sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.

The action-advanture mystery “Sherlock Holmes” is helmed by acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie and stars Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes, Jude Law as Watson, and Rachel McAdams as Adler.

International Character Poster – Russian

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I personally don’t like the Russian versions of these posters because of the high green contrast. In fact a lot of the international posters have a different sort of color contrast than the US ones that just doesn’t seem to fit. I think the industrial looking grey really fits the time period of Sherlock Holmes and that should be reflected in the posters.

I think my favorite of these though is the first international poster; the second one just looks too busy with all the characters in the side panels.

What do you think? Are you going to see Sherlock Holmes?