Swipe File: Thor And The Immortals

Posted by April 4, 2011 Comment

One is a FX-laden epic about gods at war. The other one is the same. Let’s consider these posters just a microcosm of the many similarities the films will share.

Kenneth Branagh‘s Thor is with us in a few weeks time, while Tarsem Singh‘s The Immortals will land, as the poster would have it, on 11-11-11. Let’s hope that helmets with poky bits are still in fashion then.

In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences or works of the lightbox. We trust you, the reader, to make that judgment yourself.  If you are unable to do so, please return your eyes to their maker before any further damage is done. The Swipe File doesn’t judge, it’s interested more in the process of creation, how work influences other work, how new work comes from old, and sometimes how the same ideas emerge simultaneously, as if their time has just come. The Swipe File was named after the advertising industry habit where writers and artist collect images and lines they admire to inspire them in their work. It was swiped from the Comic Journal who originally ran this column, as well as the now defunct Swipe Of The Week website.

(Last Updated April 4, 2011 5:45 am )