Is it just me, or is this poster a tad quote heavy? Yes, this year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (or AMPAS) is going with the quote theme -- stuffing tons and tons of quotes onto their promotional poster -- all of which (except for one -- but more on that later) are lines from films that were either nominated for Best Picture, Best Writing or both between the years 1936 and 2005. I'm not sure why Jerry Maguire (of all the fantastic films quoted) is on there more than once -- but, whatever. I guess it's just that quotable. "You had me at hello, Jerry. Hello!"
According to the Academy's official website (and in case you care about stuff like this), the poster "is printed on premium recycled paper in black and gold metallic ink." Oh, and you can buy one for $25 and stick it up on your dorm room wall if the mood should strike you. Ah, but the Academy is also playing a little game with us ... even if, technically, they haven't started playing yet. See, one of those quotes belongs to a movie that was not nominated for Best Picture or Best Writing. The answer isn't too hard to figure out (it took me all of about six minutes), but let's see which Cinematical reader can figure it out first. There will be no hints since you're all movie geeks and don't deserve any. Click on the poster to see a larger version.
The 79th Academy Awards will air live on ABC this February 25.